Events at Himley Hall & Park 2019

Himley Hall is a commanding 18th Century building set amongst 180 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Once the family home to the Earls of Dudley and host to royalty and high society, today it offers contemporary art and craft exhibitions during spring and summer, as well as prestigious conference facilities and guided tours. The Hall also provides a glamorous setting for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions and other special occasions.

Himley Park is now a premier events venue playing host to a variety of outdoor events from charity fun runs and classic vehicle shows to the breathtaking Himley Fireworks display. Visitors may participate in golf, pitch and putt, fishing, orienteering, sailing or just simply a peaceful stroll around the park and picnic. The park is now visited by over 200,000 visitors each year.

Himley Hall is only open to the general public during special events such as our open weekends and guided tours. 

However the Coffee Lounge and Galleries located in the South Wing of the Hall is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm and every day during school holidays.

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

Events in the hall

Exhibitions Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm*
*Please see Coffee Lounge page for closed dates 
All Seasons, All Weathers 

Wednesday 9th January - Sunday 31st March 2019

A fabulous display of artwork by Shirley Bonas- Most current work features a love of the Wyre Forest and local environments near her home in North Worcestershire.

Wednesfield Photography Club

Wednesday 9th January - Sunday 31st March 2019

A wonderful diverse collection of photographs from wildlife to architecture from members of the Wednesfield Photography Club.

Places, People, Faces 

Saturday 19th January - Sunday 19th May 2019

A brilliant display of artwork by Keith Turley & Brian Fletcher, with a variety of portraiture and landscapes. 

Himley Hall & Dudley Castle Exhibition 

Saturday 23rd February - Sunday 6th October 2019

Come along and see this exciting new exhibition of Dudley Castle & Himley Hall from 1066 to the present day and some of the amazing people who lived there.

Reclaim Photography Festival 2019: Windows into Industrial Worlds

Saturday 6th April - Sunday 30th June 2019

Reclaim Photography Festival returns with a group exhibition by five regional photographers: Phil Loach, Peter Hodgson, Ken Harrison, Bradley Pearce and Andrew Crawford, capturing the people, places and industries, past and present, of the Black Country.

Bridal Fayre 

Sunday 17th February 2019 11am-3pm

The Bridal Fayre takes place within the beautiful setting of Himley Hall and showcases everything needed for your special day. It offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for future brides, grooms and their families.

Craft Fair 

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 10.30am-5pm

Christmas Shopping with over 50+ stalls.  Crafts, gifts and food exhibitors from around the Midlands. Small admission charge.

Please note, our Coffee Lounge & Galleries are not open during this event however, refreshments can be purchased from the Hall to visitors to the Craft Fair.  

 

Events in the park

April 2019
Secret Life of Gnomes 

Tuesday 16th April 2019 11am - 3pm

A free children's trail around Himley Park. Car parking charge applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

May 2019

Guided Walk

Sunday 26th May 2019 10am

A walk around the historic grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and wildlife within the park. Free event but booking is essential on 01384 817817.

Band Concert

Sunday 26th May 2019 2.30pm - 5pm

Enjoy an afternoon relaxing to Out of the Blue Big Band.

Help! I've Lost My Unicorn!

Wednesday 29th May 2019 11am - 3pm

A free children's trail around Himley Park. Car parking charge applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

June 2019

Guided Walk

Saturday 8th June 2019 10.30am

A walk around the historic grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and wildlife within the park. Free event but booking is essential on 01384 817817.

Open Day of the Earl of Dudley's Memory Garden

Saturday 8th June 2019 11am - 4pm & Sunday 9th June 2019 1pm - 3.30pm

The only opportunity all year to view the evocative Earl of Dudley’s private Memory Garden, last resting place of actress Gertie Millar wife of the second Earl of Dudley, the forth Earl and his wife the film star Maureen Swanson.

On Saturday there will be stalls, organ music and refreshments.

There is a small admission charge to enter the Memory Garden.

Band Concert

Sunday 9th June 2019 2.30pm - 5pm

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon listening to West Midland Light Orchestra.

Under 5's day

Friday 28 June 2019 10am - 3pm

More information to follow.

Armed Forces Day

Sunday 30 June 2019 11am - 5pm FREE

More information to follow.

July 2019

Black Country MUSICOM 

Sunday 14 July

Celebrate local culture, arts, entertainment, and everything that is bostin about the Black Country on our very own national day.

Guided Walk

Sunday 21st July 2019 10am

A walk around the historic grounds of Himley Hall looking at some of the architectural features and wildlife within the park. Free event but booking is essential on 01384 817817.

Band Concert

Sunday 21st July 2019 2.30pm-5pm

Sit and enjoy the sound of West Midlands Concert Band.

Princess & Pirates 

Thursday 25th July 2019 11am-3pm

A free children's trail around Himley Park. Car parking charge applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

August 2019

Children's Trail- Theme to be confirmed 

Thursday 1st August 2019 11am-3pm

A free children's trail around Himley Park. Car parking charge applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Invisible Ivy

Thursday 8th August 2019 11am-3pm

A free children's trail around Himley Park. Car parking charge applies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Band Concert

Sunday 11th August 2019 2.30pm-5pm

Take an afternoon to enjoy music from Black Country Brass Band.