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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.

Fri 25 April  DAS AGM and The story behind the Thorngrafton Arm Purse.

Speaker: Michael McGuire   

Sat 10 May  EMIAC 87  "Chesterfield, Centre of Industrial England"  In Chesterfield. Booking essential. See EVENTS page.


Sat 17-May AS

Visit to St Editha's church & Tamworth Castle. Leader Bob Meeson. at church

Sat 31-May ARG

Walk around Mappleton, nr Ashbourne with Clive Hart.

Wed 04-Jun LHS

Visit to Trusley  7pm

Sat 14-Jun IAS

Portland Wharf & Butterley Engine. Leader Martyn Taylor-Cockayne. Meet 2.00pm at Jacksdale Community Centre C.P. (SK 445516) Visit restricted to 25

Mon 16-Jun LHS

Visit to The Upper Hall, Hartshorne, Derbyshire. 7 pm

Sun 22-Jun AS

Visit to Wollaton Hall, Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 2 pm

Wed 02-Jul AS

St John's Church, Bridge St, and St Anne's Church, Whitecross St, Derby. Led by Alison Haslam. 7pm

Sun 06-Jul IAS

Coach Tour - Doncaster and Goole. Dep 9.00am at bus stop X3 Full Street, Derby. Booking essential

Thu 17-21 Jul DAS

Society Visit  Fully Booked

Sat 26-Jul LHS

Visit to the Magic Attic, Swadlincote.  11 am at Sharpes Pottery, Swadlincote. DE11 9DG

Booking and payment for lunch in advance

Tue 29-Jul IAS

Guided Tour of Mayfield. Leader John Robey. Meet 7.00pm at Mayfield Church C.P. (SK 155446). Numbers limited to 25

Sat 02-Aug AS

Visit to Norbury Manor  and St Mary's and St Bartok's Church, Norbury. Pm

Sat 16-Aug ARG

Visit to Lincoln

Sat 30-Aug ARG

Kings Clipstone

Sat20 Sep ARG

Visit to Codnor Castle, 2pm.

Thur 09-Oct IAS

The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House. Meet 10.00am at the Proof House Banbury Street, Birmingham B5 5RH Numbers limited to 10

Sat Oct IA

EMIAC 88 - Details in the July Newsletter.

Scroll down below to see current events.

Full details in events page