Mistakes and Mysteries trail

Explore some intriguing works in the National Gallery’s collection


The trail can be downloaded as a PDF document below. Print it out and bring it with you when you visit the Gallery.

PDF 220k - link opens in a new browser windowMistakes and Mysteries trail [PDF 220k – opens in a new window]

About the trail

This trail examines some unusual mistakes and mysteries visible in National Gallery paintings and in the process considers what these mistakes reveal about the making process. 

Who is the trail for?

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

Get Adobe Reader

Problems opening files? Get Adobe Reader [External link]