Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) is an active local volunteer archaeology group and registered charity based in Orpington, Kent with a field headquarters at Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, in the London Borough of Bromley.

ODAS members digging

ODAS members digging

The Society promotes the study of archaeology in the local area by undertaking excavations, carrying out research into the archaeology and history of the area and encouraging public interest through meetings and visits.

More about ODAS

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month normally with a speaker presenting an illustrated talk on an archaeological or historical topic.

Next Meeting 4th December 2019 at 8 pm:

Annual General Meeting

See Meetings page for a list of all upcoming 2020 meetings and location.

Scadbury Moated Manor Open Weekend 2019 took place on the 14th and 15th September. Thanks to everyone who visited and supported our work.

Visitors at Scadbury Open Day 2019

Visitors at Open Day 2019

More about future open weekends


ODAS members give talks to other groups usually on the subjects below. If you would like more information please email us or use the contact us page.

Talk on Scadbury Moated Manor, Chislehurst
Talk on the Archaeology of the Orpington area

email:  orparchsoc@yahoo.co.uk