COMIC book lovers were treated to a Beano exhibition in the Test Valley at the weekend.

The exhibition explored 80 years of mischief and mayhem from black-and-red beginnings to the full-colour capers of today at Mottisfont, Mottisfont Lane.

Beano Time Travellers! explored the heritage of the longest running children’s comic in Britain.

Children had the chance to explore Mottisfont’s past with their favourite Beanotown residents arranged in a trail.

BBC One Show presenter, Angelica Bell, who launched the exhibition, said: “Over the years I have done lots with the National Trust and I love what they do.

“I used to read Beano growing up and it is really iconic.”

Beano illustrator Nigel Parkinson was at the event on July 20 to sign fans comics.

The event will be running until September 8 from 11am until 5pm.