Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS)

is an active local volunteer archaeology group and registered charity 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

Coronavirus – Important message:

Excavation: digging on Thursdays and Sundays has been resumed in limited fashion with Coronavirus precautions in place. The site director will email members with necessary information – members should check these emails before attending.

Monthly Meetings: the ODAS face-to-face meetings programme has been suspended until further notice. Instead, we have a programme of online meetings using ‘Zoom’. See meetings page for more information.

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.  Information about upcoming Zoom meetings is circulated to members.

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


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