Hidden Stories trail

Take a closer look at the National Gallery building and the stories that it tells


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

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About the trail

This trail looks at six features of the National Gallery building. It uncovers the hidden stories behind the building's construction.

Find out how its architect, William Wilkins, recycled masonry from other projects. Learn about the changes and additions which have been made to the building over the years. 

Who is the trail for?

It is aimed at adults, though families with children can enjoy following the trail together.

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