HIMLEY Hall will be open on Monday (July 14) as part of Black Country Day celebrations.

The hall, which is normally closed on Mondays, is currently hosting an exhibition by Black Country artist, cartoonist and comedy writer Geoff Tristram whose work includes commissions for BBC, Trivial Pursuit, Penguin Books, UB40, Embassy World Snooker and many more.

Signed prints, cat art, jigsaws, greetings cards and comedy novels by Geoff, from Wollaston, Stourbridge, are also available to buy at the exhibition The 40 Years Watching Paint Dry - which runs until September 7.

The Earl of Dudley Estate Collection - a major project celebrating eight centuries of history - will also be on display.

Councillor Pete Lowe, deputy leader of Dudley Council, said: “It’s great that Himley Hall is opening its doors to celebrate the official Black Country Day.’ The hall is open from 2pm to 5pm.

For more information call 01384 817817 or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/himleyhall