Table of Contents
- Essential Info
- Getting Started
- Gathering Artifacts
- The Downstairs Quizzes
- The RuneScape History Exhibit
Begin by speaking to one of the Archaeologists sitting at a specimen table on the first floor of the Varrock Museum.
- Skills: None.
- Quests: The Digsite
- Items: None.
- Skills: None.
- Quests: None.
- Items: None.
To begin, simply talk to any one of the archaeologists sitting at a specimen table behind the roped off area on the first floor.
He will then tell you something about being qualified to help them and then will tell you that you will need the following items:
- Rock Pick
- Specimen Brush
- Leather Gloves
- Leather Boots.
These can be found on a rack located on the southern wall:.
Any other gloves or boots won't work, so use the ones found in the Museum. Once you have the items and have equipped the gloves and boots, talk to any archaeologist again. He now tells you that you may help the museum by cleaning off some of their dig site finds to earn Kudos. Scroll to the bottom of the guide for an explanation about Kudos.
Walk over to the Dig Site specimen rocks and take an Uncleaned Find from the eastern rock (the western rock never has any specimens). You can do this by "searching" the rock.
Now go to a specimen table and use your Uncleaned Find with it. You will either accidentally destroy your artifact or manage clean it off. Take your cleaned specimen to an archaeologist and tell him you've found something interesting. If it is special he will tell you about the object's history and which display case it should go in, and if it's worthless you can put it in one of the storage crates to receive a small reward.
Some items you may receive as the reward are: a Pot, a Bowl, Coal, Iron Ore, Copper Ore, Mithril ore, an Uncut Jade, Iron Dagger, Iron Knife, or a few coins.
If you find a Clean Necklace, talk to an archaeologist who will talk to you about enchanting it with the level 49 Magic (enchant level 3). Now when you enchant a Ruby Necklace, it becomes a Digsite Pendant and gains the wearer the ability to be teleported up to 5 times to the Dig Site. Once you have used all 5 charges, the Pendant will dissolve away and vanish. You'll need another pendant to continuing teleporting. After the conversation, an archaeologist will take your newly found Necklace away. You'll need to find another necklace to enchant or craft your own.
Items obtained from cleaning an Uncleaned Specimen:
- Clean Necklace: Talk to an archaeologist for information on how to enchant it.
- Pottery: Goes into Display Case 22. The case already has pottery in it, but this is the correct case anyways.
- Old Symbol: Goes in Display Case 36.
- Ancient Symbol: Goes in Display Case 37.
- Jewelry: Talk to an archaeologist to receive 5 gp for it.
- Ancient Coin: Goes in Display Case 44.
- Old Coin: Goes in Display Case 45.
- Old Chipped Vase: This is a worthless item. Place it in a specimen crate for a small reward.
- Arrowheads: This is also a worthless item. Place it in a specimen crate for a small reward.
Note: Each object you place in a display case earns you 10 Kudos points.
The Downstairs Quizzes
Now go downstairs and speak to Orlando Smith just next to the ladder you just came down.
He asks you to take a quiz on each animal on display. Walk to any display and study the plaque, starting the quiz. Just click on the right answer to get it correct. You only need to get three questions correct to "pass" that quiz and you have six questions total.
Note: Each quiz you pass earns you 2 Kudos.
Display Number 1: Dragon
Q: What is the favored territory of a dragon?
A: Old battle sites.
Q: What is considered a delicacy to dragons?
Q: What is the best Defence against a dragon's attack?
A: Anti dragon-breath shield.
Q: Which of these is not a type of dragon?
Q: Approximately how many feet tall do dragons stand?
Q: How long do dragons live?
Display Number 2: Wyvern
Q: How did the wyverns die out?
A: Climate change.
Q: How many legs does a wyvern have?
Q: Where have wyverns been found?
Q: What are the wyverns' closest relations?
Q: Which genus does the wyvern theoretically belong to?
Q: What is the ambient temperature of wyvern bones?
A: Below room temperature.
Display Number 3: Battle Tortoise
Q: What is a tortoise's favourite food?
Q: What is the name of the oldest tortoise ever recorded?
Q: Name the explorer who discovered the world's oldest tortoise.
A: Admiral Bake.
Q: If a tortoise had twenty rings on its shell, how old would it be?
A: Twenty years.
Q: What race breeds tortoises for battle?
Q: How does the tortoise protect itself?
A: Hard shell.
Display Number 4: Lizards
Q: Lizard skin is made of the same substance as?
Q: How does a lizard regulate body heat?
Q: Who discovered how to kill lizards?
A: The Slayer Masters.
Q: What happens when a lizards becomes cold?
A: It becomes sleepy.
Q: How many eyes does a lizard have?
Q: What order do lizards belong to?
Display Number 5: Leech
Q: What is the favored habitat of leeches?
Q: What is special about Mortytanian leeches?
A: They attack by jumping.
Q: Which of these do leeches not eat?
Q: How does a leech change when it feeds?
A: It can double in size.
Q: What shape is the inside of a leech's mouth?
Q: What contributed to the giant growth of Mortytanian Leeches?
Display Number 6: Camel
Q: Which camel byproduct is known to be very nutritious?
A: Camel milk.
Q: What is produced by feeding chili to a camel?
A: Toxic dung.
Q: What is the usual mood of a camel?
Q: Camels: Are they an Herbivore, Carnivore, or Omnivore?
Q: Where would you find an Ugthanki?
A: Al Kharid.
Q: If an Ugthanki has one, how many would a bactrian have?
Display Number 7: Mole
Q: What is a mole's favourite food?
A: Insects and other invertebrates.
Q: What habitat do moles prefer?
Q: Why are moles considered to be an agricultural pest?
A: They dig holes.
Q: What would you call a group of young moles?
A: A labor.
Q: Who discovered giant moles?
A: Wyson the Gardener.
Q: Which family do moles belong to?
A: The Talpidae family.
Display Number 8: Penguin
Q: How do penguins keep warm?
A: Layer of fat.
Q: When do penguins fast?
Q: Which skill seems unusual for the penguins to possess?
Q: Describe the behavior of penguins.
Q: What is the preferred climate for penguins?
Q: Which sense do penguins rely on for hunting?
Display Number 9: Terrorbird
Q: Where do terrorbirds get most of their water?
Q: What is a terrorbird's preferred food?
Q: Who uses terrorbirds as mounts?
Q: How many claws do terrorbirds have?
Q: How many teeth do terrorbirds have?
Q: What do terrorbirds eat to aid digestion?
Display Number 10: Kalphite Queen
Q: Are kalphites carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores?
Q: What is the prominent figure in kalphite mythology?
Q: What is the lowest caste in kalphite society?
Q: What are kalphites assumed to have evolved from?
A: Scarab Beetles.
Q: Kalphites are ruled by a?
Q: What are the armoured plates on a kalphite called?
Display Number 11: Monkey
Q: Which type of primates do monkeys belong to?
Q: What color Mohawk do Karamjan monkeys have?
Q: Monkeys love bananas. What else do they like to eat?
Q: Which have the lighter color: Karamjan or Harmless monkeys?
Q: What have Karamjan monkeys taken a deep disliking to?
Q: There are two families of monkeys. One is Karamjan, the other is?
Display Number 12: Sea Slugs
Q: Off of which coastline would you find sea slugs?
Q: We assume sea slugs have a stinging organ on their soft skin - what's it called
Q: Why has the museum never examined a live sea slug?
A: The researchers keep vanishing.
Q: What do we think the sea slug feeds upon?
Q: What are the two fangs presumed to be used for? - Defence or display.
Q: In what way are sea slugs similar to snails?
A: They have a hard shell.
Display Number 13: Snake
Q: If a snake sticks out its tongue at you, what is it doing?
A: Seeing how you smell.
Q: Lizards and snakes belong to the same order - what is it?
Q: If some snakes use venom to kill their prey, what do other snakes use?
Q: Which habitat do snakes prefer?
Q:Aside from their noses, what do snakes use to smell?
Q: What is snake venom adapted from?
A: Stomach Acid.
Display Number 14: Snails
Q: How do Mortytanian snails capture their prey?
Q: Which of these is a snail byproduct?
A: Fireproof oil.
Q: What does "Achatina Acidia" mean?
A: Acid-spitting snail.
Q: What is the "trapdoor", which snails use to cover the entrance to their shells
A: An Operculum.
Q: How do snails move?
A: Contracting and stretching.
Q: What is special about the shell of a giant Mortytanian snail?
A: It is resistant to acid.
The RuneScape History Exhibit
Now walk upstairs and you will find a historian named Historian Minas.
Talk with him and tell him you have some information that might be of use in his displays. Your character will then start talking about some quests, during which Minas will comment or ask a question or two. You must have completed the quest to have a conversation with Minas about it. Each story awards you with 5 Kudos and every couple of stories, you will receive a Lamp with some Expertise in it . If you have completed all required quests, you will receive a total of three lamps that will give 1k experience to a chosen skill, and a fourth lamp that gives 10k experience to a chosen skill that is at least level 50.
Note: The contents from Display Case 30 have been stolen and the whereabouts are unknown.
- A Tail of Two Cats - for the truth about Bob.
- Defender of Varrock - for upgrading the description about Shield of Arrav.
- Ghost Robes Mini-Quest - for information on Zamorak.
- The Grand Tree - for information about the demon and glider.
- Hazeel Cult
- In Aid of the Myreque - for stories about the Myreque.
- Making History - the Varrock Museum is full of history!
- Meeting History - for information about how the first settlers came to RuneScape.
- Merlin's Crystal - for a description of Excalibur.
- Observatory Quest - for information about the telescope.
- Priest in Peril - for information about the River Salve.
- Shadow of the Storm - for a description of Silverlight.
- Shield of Arrav - for the shield's description.
- Temple of Ikov - for a description of the Staff of Armadyl.
- What Lies Below - for the Dagon'hai history book (you need it in your inventory when you talk to him before he will add any information about it to the display. You can find a copy of the book in the Varrock library or in your POH's bookcases).
Kudos are what the Museum's activities are for. You can see your current Kudos level in the top right corner of your screen when you are in the Museum. To learn more about them, talk to the Information Clerk who is in the north-west corner of the ground floor. Talking to her with a certain Kudos amount will award you with experience in certain skills.
- With 51 kudos, you will be rewarded with 1,000 Mining experience.
- With 100 Kudos, you will be eligible to go the island north of Morytania.
- With 101 kudos, you will be rewarded with 2,500 Mining and Crafting experience.
- With 151 Kudos, you will be awarded with 4,000 experience in Crafting, Hunter, Smithing, Prayer, and Slayer.
The most Kudos you can possibly earn is 163. All together, you can receive 17,000 experience in different skills.
Note: Recently, the Museum's specialist field archaeologists
Congratulations! You have now completed the Varrock Museum Mini-Quest! If you have maxed out your Kudos, the Museum is now less interesting as the only activity you can do is clean off artifacts on the ground floor for small rewards. If you haven't maxed your Kudos out yet, then keep on doing those quests, natural history quizzes, and cleaning off those artifacts for the maximum amount of Kudos, and the experience that comes with them!