Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) – Coronavirus: Important message:

Please note that because of the current guidance on Coronavirus/COVID19 the ODAS meetings programme has been suspended until further notice; excavation on Thursdays and Sundays has also been suspended.

Other events are being kept under review. Any updated information will be placed on this website.

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

All meetings are currently suspended due to Coronavirus

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