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.

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

Future Events

We plan to be present at the open weekend of the Roman Bathhouse in Poverest. Open to the public 21st and 22nd July 2018, 11 – 4.

More about the bathhouse

Scadbury Moated Manor open weekend 2018 will be the 15th and 16th September.
Open to the public both afternoons.

More about the open weekend


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