The Varrock Museum is located just east of the Varrock Castle and north of the bank. It contains a wealth of knowledge about the history of RuneScape, but they could use your help to finish out the museum. They need you to help develop quizzes, discover artifacts, and share your knowledge from quests you have done. As a reward you will receive experience in various skills as well as Museum Kudos. The amount of Kudos you have earned is displayed in the top-right hand corner of your screen. You will need 100 Kudos to travel to the Dig Site Island (not released yet). The maximum number of Kudos is 198. If you ever get lost or forget where you still need to get Kudos from, speak to the Information Clerk in the north-west corner of the ground floor for prompts on what you can do to gain any remaining kudos.
Basement - Natural History
The basement is filled with mechanised animals in glass cases. You will need to complete a quiz for each animal by correctly answering three questions about it. It's optional, but if you speak to any Historian in the basement, he will give you a lecture on any of the nearby animals, with all the correct answers (he'll also writhe on the floor comically imitating the animal.) For each quiz you complete you will receive 2 Museum Kudos. There are 14 animals in all. Speak to Orlando Smith right beside the steps in the basement to begin the quizzes. Study each plaque to take the quiz. Don't worry if you miss one, you will just get a different question. Below are all of the correct answers for each animal starting in the north-east corner and working clockwise.
Ground Floor - Dig Site
On the ground floor you will need to clean off specimen rocks to uncover artifacts. The workroom is on the south side of the museum. You will need to have completed the Dig Site Quest and will need tools (which are available from the tool rack on the southern wall of the workroom). Once you have your tools and are wearing your leather boots and gloves walk over to the specimen rock bag and take a specimen. Use the specimen on the specimen table until it is clean and then use it on any archaeologist in the area. The archaeologist will tell you what to do with it: either put it in a display case or put it in the storage crate. You are looking for the five artifacts (each worth 10 Kudos) listed in the table below. Also, you can find an ancient ruby necklace in a specimen rock. Show it to an archeologist and it will unlock an enchantment spell that you can use on a ruby necklace, which will then be able to teleport you to the north side of the Dig Site. Each time you deposit an item in the storage crate, you will get something. It is usually something valueless, but occasionally you may get a 500 xp lamp, an ore, or gp.
Upper Levels - Timeline
The top floors are full of cases with different artifacts from different periods in the history of RuneScape. The artifacts go from the first age all the way up to the fifth. Each artifact is accompanied by information. If you are a RuneScape history fanatic, this is the place for you. If you just want to quickly get the experience lamps do the following quests and speak to Historian Minas. Below is the table of each required quest and mini-quest listed by display case. You do not have to visit the cases, only speak to Historian Minas.
List of Exhibits/Map
Below is a list of all exhibits on the ground, middle, and top floors. For a list of basement exhibits see the basement section. The ground floor map is in another section of this guide. The upper floors maps of the exhibits are below. Again, you do not have to visit these cases - this is for the curious only.
You will receive rewards for completing each section of the museum.
In the basement, once you have completed every quiz speak to Orlando Smith and he will reward you with 1,000 hunting and 1,000 slayer experience. You can also accumulate a total of 28 kudos here, used below.
In the basement, in a room under the main stairs, you can visit Mr. Mordaut. Completing A Tail of Two Cats and Ritual of the Mahjarrat earns 5 kudos. Killing the King Black Dragon and Queen Black Dragon earns 5 kudos each. Select talk option 'Can you tell me about dragonkin?' and then the task you completed. After completing all tasks, and gaining 15 kudos, you will be rewarded with a dragonkin lamp which grants 25k slayer xp.
On the ground floor you will receive item rewards for depositing artifacts into the storage crate and you can also get the clean necklace to unlock a new enchantment spell. You can also accumulate a total of 50 kudos here, used below.
On the upper floors timeline area, you will be rewarded with three 1,000 experience lamps and one 10,000 experience lamp as you recount your adventures to Historian Minas. To get all four lamps you must have completed all of the quest requirements as well as the Ghostly Robes mini quest. You will also accumulate kudos here, depending on how many of the required quests you have completed.
Finally, there are rewards for all of these kudos you've earned. You get one-time experience bonuses from the Information Clerk depending on how many Museum Kudos you have. These are cumulative, so you will receive the ones from the lower levels as well as the higher. See the table below for detailed information on the one time experience from the clerk.
There are an additional 10 Kudos available for playing the Shattered Heart minigame.
If you happen to get an Ancient effigy but are unable to open it, you may trade it to Historian Minas on the first floor for a 5000 experience lamp.
Thus, the total rewards from the museum, assuming you have done all of the quests and required activities, earning the total 198 points, are as follows:
Original Guide by: abomb67 & spooferfish
Special Thanks to: Alauda & Jaffy1
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Last updated by: Baffler
Last updated on: 18-Jun-2013
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