National Gallery Scavenger Hunt

4.5 (2 ratings)
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This is a fun adventure game for families with children 5 years old and above. The Collection holds some of the best paintings in the world. This is an opportunity to learn a bit about each painting in the game. It is written by a professional tour guide who previously worked here in the Education Department. The game is both fun and educational and a good way to spend time together. Disclaimer: Questo is in no way affiliated with the National Gallery; please use the hints in the game and avoid making inquiries to the staff.
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.
  • After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone.
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • The game is not timed, so take your time

Places you will visit


It will take you

60-90 mins

You will walk

1580 steps

Total distance

1.2 km


    find the animals in the Gallery!look at paintings by some of history's best painters including Reynolds, Veronese, Titian, Rubens, Gainsborough, Stubbs, and TurnerIdentify animals both common and unusual, real and imagined


Attention all animal lovers and adventure seekers! The National Gallery in London needs your help! A pack of mischievous animals has escaped from their paintings and are running wild throughout the museum.

Be warned - these crafty critters are experts at staying hidden. They could be hiding in plain sight, disguised as part of a painting or camouflaged in a crowded room. You'll need to use your sharp eye and quick wit to track them all down.

As you explore the museum, you'll come across some truly amazing works of art, each hiding one or more mischievous animals waiting to be caught; with every catch, you learn some really interesting facts about the paintings.

So are you ready for the challenge? Can you catch all the animals and save the National Gallery in London before the clock runs out? The fate of the museum is in your hands - let's get hunting! 

Game route

Starting point National Gallery
5 Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DS, UK
Finish point Surprised! by Henri Rousseau, 1891
7 St. Martin's Pl, London WC2N 4JH, UK
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Ratings and Reviews


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31 May 2023
real good pictures 😉


29 May 2023
Very good for a 4-5 year old, but slightly hampered by the gallery's moving of paintings (not the fault of the quest designer)

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