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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.

Scroll down to see current events.

Full details in EVENTS page. See STOP PRESS.


AS Sat 13 May

Visit to Cheadle and Alton churches, led by Michael Fisher.10:45 at St. Gile’s Church (Sat Nav ST10 1ED)

ARG Wed 24 May

Visit to Kedleston Church. Meet Village Lodge Gate at 7 pm.

LHS Thu 1 Jun

Visit to Middleton Hall, nr Tamworth. Meet Hall car park at 11am. (B78 2AE)

IAS Tue 6 Jun

Visit to Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough. Meet outside at 2p.m. (LE11 1AR)

IAS Wed 14 Jun

Visit to R.R. Flight Test and Development Site, Hucknall aerodrome. Car Park 7pm.

NG15 6EU

IAS Sun18 Jun

Coach trip to Hull. Meet 9.00am Derby Bus Station, return by 7.00pm

LHS Wed 21 Jun

Visit to St Michael's Church, Kirk Langley. 7pm. Parking on Church Lane DE6 4NG

IAS Thu 29 Jun

Visit to Crich Tramway Museum. Meet 10.30 am at entrance. DE4 5DP

AS Fri 7 Jul

Visit to Mackworth church & short walk around village. 6.30pm. in village Car Park.


14 - 18 July Society  Tour to North Yorks. Fully booked.

AS Sat 5 Aug

Visit to Melbourne Church and Melbourne Hall. 12 noon. Park in Hall Car Park.  

ARG Sat 12 Aug

Trip to Newark visiting new Civil War Museum. Coach leaves Full St Derby at 9:00am. Return about 5:00 pm

ARG Sun 17 Sep

Walk round English Borough of Nottingham. Meet outside Theatre Royal, NG1 5ND at 11am.

DAS Fri 29 Sep

Start of Winter Programme 2017-18 with University Lecture. Details TBA