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All Journals (bar the embargoed last 5 years) now available under “Archives” at

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/ and Miscellany now available here



The Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878 to encourage interest in the County’s history and archaeology.

We run a regular programme of talks and visits and a number of lectures at Derby University on topics of local and national interest

In addition to publishing the annual Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, we also produce ‘Miscellany’, which focuses on local history and a Newsletter.

The programme of events is organised by the four sections of the Society who have a special interest in Archaeology, Local History, Architecture and Industrial Archaeology. When the opportunity arises, field work is organised by the Archaeological Research Group. The overall administration of the Society is run by its Council.

Full details of all our events, publications and contacts can be found via the menu together with membership information. The Stop Press page will notify readers of any (mercifully rare) changes to our programme and information on any relevant local or national events that may be of interest to you.

Our talks and lectures are open and free of charge to members and to the general public and we would hope that this would encourage future membership.

Scroll down to see current events.

Full details in EVENTS page.


Sat 12 May AS

Visit to Barlborough Hall Leader - Pete Smith. Meet 2pm.


Mon 14 May LHS

Walk round Tibshelf.  Meet and park at Ashmore Farm on High Street 2pm. Booking required. Cost £5 payable in advance


Sat 19 May IAS

EMIAC 94: Electricity from Coal. Held in Long Eaton. Booking form in Jan. newsletter or see https://www.niag.org.uk/emiac.php


Sat 2 Jun ARG

Book Sale & Finds Identification Day at Chester Green Community Centre, Derby. 2pm - 4pm.


Sat 9 Jun AS

Visit to Bradbourne Church. Led by John Morrissey. Meet 2pm.


Sun 17 Jun IAS

Ironbridge Coach Trip. Visit Blists Open Air Museum, original Clay Pipe Museum and the famous bridge. Booking required. £35 adults, £32.50 senior and £25 (<16)


Tue 19 Jun LHS

Visit to St Wilfrid’s Church Barrow-upon-Trent..  Meet at the church 7pm. Parking on grass verge on Church Lane. Booking required. Cost £5 payable in advance


Sat 7 Jul IAS

The Unknown Warrior Loco Build. West Shed - Swanwick Junc, Midland Railway Soc. 10:00am. Numbers limited. Booking required


12-16 Jul DAS

Herefordshire. Annual Trip.


Wed 25 Jul LHS

Visit to Arbury Hall. Coach leaves Derby Bus Station 10.30am.  Cost £19 plus £5.65 for tea if required. Booking required. Payable in advance.


Thu 9 Aug IAS

Claymills Pumping Station. Burton 2pm. £5 per head


Sat 11 Aug ARG

Visit to Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. Meet at 2 p.m.


Sat 18 Aug AS

Walk round Matlock Bank & visit to Matlock church. Leader - Ian Mitchell. Meet 2pm.


Sat 1 Sep ARG

Visit to Flag Fen and Peterborough. Bus leaving Derby at 9 a.m.


Sat 15 Sep IAS

Open day at Morley Furnaces. No booking required. Recommended parking see full Programme.


Fri 28 Sep DAS

Pottery Production in Anglo-Scandinavian Torksey : Dr Gareth Perry, University of Sheffield  Room OL1, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby.