The Society encourages interest in the County's history and archaeology.

ARG at Repton Excavation
Excavations at Repton.

Society members can expect a summer programme of visits and excursions, a winter programme of talks and lectures and a copy of the annual Society Journal and six monthly Newsletter.

Morley Park
Morley Park furnaces.

The Society has four sections that have a special interest in Archaeology, Architecture, Local History and Industrial Archaeology.

New House Grange Farm Barn

The Society has its own library located in the Strutts Centre, Belper with an online searchable catalogue of over 2,500 items.

Breedon on the Hill.

The Society organises field walking, research and conservation in the County.

Latest News:

LIBRARY CLOSED – the Strutt Centre in Belper is closed and so the DAS library is not available until further notice.
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020 – as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to run a summer programme this year

We have received the sad news of the death of a long standing member of DAS, Mary Smedley of Belper. There is an excellent obituary of Mary on the Nailed Belper Independent News website.

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