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Art in the making tour

About the tour

Hear curators, scientific and conservation staff talking about the techniques used to create some of the masterpieces in the National Gallery Collection. Get beneath the surface of the paintings; find out what has been discovered using x-rays and modern scientific techniques. 

Who is the tour for?

It is aimed at adults, though families with children can enjoy discovering the paintings together.


  • Adult: £5
  • Concessions (senior citizens, students, under-12s, teachers, Members): £4.50
  • Groups of over 10 people: £3.50 per person
  • Family ticket (2 adults + up to 2 children under 12): £10

Find out where to pick up audio guides and how to make group bookings