Scadbury Open Day 2021 – Current Plans for 11th and 12th September

Scadbury Open Weekend Poster

Coronavirus – Important message:

Excavation: digging on Thursdays and Sundays has been cancelled until further notice.

Meetings: the ODAS face-to-face meetings programme has also been suspended until further notice. Instead, we have begun a programme of online meetings using ‘Zoom’.

At present Zoom meetings are free for ODAS members only. If you are interested in attending an individual meeting as a guest, please contact odaszoom@btinternet.com for further information. 

The ODAS AGM on 2 December has been postponed. Further information will be provided once the 2021 programme has been finalised. 

For general enquiries other than Zoom please email orparchsoc@yahoo.co.uk

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

Open Weekend 2020

The Scadbury open weekend on 12th and 13th September was a success – with social distancing arrangements ensuring visitor safety. Thanks to everyone who attended and for your patience in complying with our social distancing measures. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

Scadbury 2020

Open Weekend 2020

On Saturday afternoon we were fortunate to be visited by the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Hannah Gray.

Mayor of Bromley Visits Scadbury

Mayor of Bromley Visits Scadbury


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 face-to-face meetings are currently suspended due to Coronavirus; a programme of online meetings is being developed.


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