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Art Detectives

About the tour

There's something funny going on in Trafalgar Square: two special agents, Vasari and Shapiro, have been sent to the National Gallery to investigate.

In this audio tour, children and adults follow in the art detectives' footsteps as they search for clues and meaning to some of the National Gallery's most mysterious paintings.

Once you've finished your tour, you can draw a picture of one of the intriguing characters you've seen.

Who is the tour for?

The tour is for children, adults, anyone!


  • 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