Varrock Museum

By: Damaged500
Special Thanks to: Aryth-Mourn, Bear2 0111, colm1749, iFree, leadersirs, Mitsuhide Komine, Mrcsupertrain, Neo Avatars, OnYx, Pig, The Cheese

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by speaking to one of the Archaeologists sitting at a specimen table on the first floor of the Varrock Museum.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.

Getting Started

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 PickRock Pick
  • Specimen BrushSpecimen Brush
  • Leather GlovesLeather Gloves
  • Leather BootsLeather Boots.

These can be found on a rack located on the southern wall:.

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.

Gathering Artifacts

Uncleaned findWalk 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.

Search 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 necklaceClean Necklace: Talk to an archaeologist for information on how to enchant it.
  • PotteryPottery: Goes into Display Case 22. The case already has pottery in it, but this is the correct case anyways.
  • Old symbolOld Symbol: Goes in Display Case 36.
  • Ancient symbolAncient Symbol: Goes in Display Case 37.
  • JewelryJewelry: Talk to an archaeologist to receive 5 gp for it.
  • Ancient coinAncient Coin: Goes in Display Case 44.
  • Old coinOld Coin: Goes in Display Case 45.
  • Chipped vaseOld Chipped Vase: This is a worthless item. Place it in a specimen crate for a small reward.
  • Arrow headsArrowheads: 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.

Them useum display

The Downstairs Quizzes

Now go downstairs and speak to Orlando Smith just next to the ladder you just came down.

Orlando smith

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.

The quiz display

Northern Exhibits

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?
A: Runite.

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?
A: Elemental.

Q: Approximately how many feet tall do dragons stand?
A: Twelve.

Q: How long do dragons live?
A: Unknown.

Display Number 2: Wyvern

Q: How did the wyverns die out?
A: Climate change.

Q: How many legs does a wyvern have?
A: Two.

Q: Where have wyverns been found?
A: Asgarnia.

Q: What are the wyverns' closest relations?
A: Dragons.

Q: Which genus does the wyvern theoretically belong to?
A: Reptiles.

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?
A: Vegetables.

Q: What is the name of the oldest tortoise ever recorded?
A: Mibbiwocket.

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?
A: Gnomes.

Q: How does the tortoise protect itself?
A: Hard shell.

Display Number 4: Lizards

Q: Lizard skin is made of the same substance as?
A: Hair.

Q: How does a lizard regulate body heat?
A: Sunlight.

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?
A: 3.

Q: What order do lizards belong to?
A: Squamata.

Western Exhibits

Display Number 5: Leech

Q: What is the favored habitat of leeches?
A: Water.

Q: What is special about Mortytanian leeches?
A: They attack by jumping.

Q: Which of these do leeches not eat?
A: Apples.

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?
A: Y-shaped.

Q: What contributed to the giant growth of Mortytanian Leeches?
A: Environment.

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?
A: Annoyed.

Q: Camels: Are they an Herbivore, Carnivore, or Omnivore?
A: Omnivore.

Q: Where would you find an Ugthanki?
A: Al Kharid.

Q: If an Ugthanki has one, how many would a bactrian have?
A: Two

Display Number 7: Mole

Q: What is a mole's favourite food?
A: Insects and other invertebrates.

Q: What habitat do moles prefer?
A: Subterranean.

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?
A: Breeding.

Q: Which skill seems unusual for the penguins to possess?
A: Planning.

Q: Describe the behavior of penguins.
A: Social.

Q: What is the preferred climate for penguins?
A: Cold.

Q: Which sense do penguins rely on for hunting?
A: Sight.

Southern Exhibits

Display Number 9: Terrorbird

Q: Where do terrorbirds get most of their water?
A: Plants.

Q: What is a terrorbird's preferred food?
A: Anything.

Q: Who uses terrorbirds as mounts?
A: Gnomes.

Q: How many claws do terrorbirds have?
A: Two.

Q: How many teeth do terrorbirds have?
A: Zero.

Q: What do terrorbirds eat to aid digestion?
A: Stones.

Display Number 10: Kalphite Queen

Q: Are kalphites carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores?
A: Carnivores.

Q: What is the prominent figure in kalphite mythology?
A: Scarabaras.

Q: What is the lowest caste in kalphite society?
A: Worker.

Q: What are kalphites assumed to have evolved from?
A: Scarab Beetles.

Q: Kalphites are ruled by a?
A: Queen.

Q: What are the armoured plates on a kalphite called?
A: Lamellae.

Eastern Exhibits

Display Number 11: Monkey

Q: Which type of primates do monkeys belong to?
A: Simian.

Q: What color Mohawk do Karamjan monkeys have?
A: Red.

Q: Monkeys love bananas. What else do they like to eat?
A: Bitternuts.

Q: Which have the lighter color: Karamjan or Harmless monkeys?
A: Harmless.

Q: What have Karamjan monkeys taken a deep disliking to?
A: Seaweed.

Q: There are two families of monkeys. One is Karamjan, the other is?
A: Harmless.

Display Number 12: Sea Slugs

Q: Off of which coastline would you find sea slugs?
A: Ardougne.

Q: We assume sea slugs have a stinging organ on their soft skin - what's it called
A: Nematocysts.

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?
A: Seaweed.

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?
A: Squamata.

Q: If some snakes use venom to kill their prey, what do other snakes use?
A: Constriction.

Q: Which habitat do snakes prefer?
A: Anywhere.

Q:Aside from their noses, what do snakes use to smell?
A: Tongue.

Q: What is snake venom adapted from?
A: Stomach Acid.

Display Number 14: Snails

Q: How do Mortytanian snails capture their prey?
A:Spitting acid.

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 called?
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.

Once you have passed all of the quizzes, go talk to Orlando again. He tells you have done a good job and awards you with 1,000 experience in both the Hunter and Slayer skills.

The RuneScape History Exhibit

Now walk upstairs and you will find a historian named Historian Minas.

Historian minas

LampTalk 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.

Required Quests


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.
discovered an ancient island, littered with the remains of long-dead species. If your Kudos are high enough when they finish building the passage to the island, you will be invited to share your expertise. To see how the construction of the barge and canal is going, walk or teleport over to the land just north of the Dig Site. This is the island you will be able to enter soon with 100 Kudos.

Once you have completed all of the Natural History cases, speak to Orlando Smith to receive 1,000 experience in Hunter 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

Mini-Quest Complete!

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!

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Published on: June 26, 2007 01:40 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: June 10, 2011 04:14 AM UTC by Salmoneus