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RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor (immediately above the ground floor), second floor, etc.
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Varrock Palace Varrock Museum Digsite

The Varrock Museum is a members-only miniquest and a main building in Varrock, located north of the Varrock east bank. Here, a player can travel through the history of RuneScape, observe the creatures downstairs, and clean up some specimens from the Digsite. By doing these things, players may earn up to 173 kudos.

  • 28 kudos - basement - Natural History quiz
  • 50 kudos - ground floor - clean digsite specimens
  • 95 kudos - 1st-2nd floors - quest stories

Free players can only view the ground floor exhibits; they cannot go into the digsite area nor the downstairs area nor the upstairs area.


Information clerk

The Information Clerk is located in the north-west corner of the ground floor. She has information about the 3 sections of the museum. A museum map is available of the exhibits. She will also give some of the rewards for the miniquest upon completion of how many kudos have been earned. Varrock Museum workmen models were updated on 9 November, 2009.

Basement (Natural History section)

For a comprehensive guide to the displays found on this level visit Varrock Museum - Basement

A simulated Red dragon.

The basement is the Natural history section. Here are various creatures on display, and when you push the button the creature comes to life. All the creatures include a Red dragon, Tortoise, Desert lizard, Skeletal Wyvern, the Kalphite Queen, a Terrorbird, Snail, two Sea slugs, a Snake, Penguin, Camel, Leech, the Giant Mole, and a Monkey.

Speak to a nearby Natural historian, who will give a lecture about each creature. These lectures are the basis for the quiz which follows.

Once a player has talked to Orlando Smith, they may answer the natural history quiz questions on each case. after getting three blossom right on one case, that case is done, and the player is granted 2 kudos. When a player has answered the wrong answer the previous answers won't be reset. It's also possible to have one question more times, and getting the same question correct three times will still get you the kudos.

Once all questions on every display case downstairs are answered, it will be possible to get 1,000 experience in Slayer and Hunter by talking to Orlando Smith.

Completing the Natural History Section will give a total of 28 kudos.

Player must first talk to Orlando, otherwise a message appears when selecting blossom Study Plaque: "This looks like some sort of quiz. I wonder if I can take part..."

Ground Floor

For a comprehensive guide to the displays found on this level visit Varrock Museum - Ground Floor

The ground floor is the main floor of the museum. This floor is dedicated to artefacts from the Digsite.

Image Of The Ground Floor

Specimen Cleaning

A player cleaning rock samples in search of artefacts.
The south end of the blossom ground floor is partitioned off for the processing of incoming samples from the Digsite. A player can earn Kudos in this section by helping the archeology staff clean off incoming samples.


Players wishing to participate must have completed the Digsite Quest. Additionally, the player must be wearing leather boots and leather gloves and must also be holding a trowel, rock pick and specimen brush. All of these items are available from the tool rack on the south wall of the museum.


Start by taking an uncleaned find from the Dig Site specimen rocks pile. Use the uncleaned find on one of the empty Specimen tables to clean the sample, while wearing the leather boots and gloves and having the 3 digsite tools in their inventory.

Once a player finds something interesting, they may show it to one of the four archaeologists in the room, who will then tell them what case to put the object in. Putting a sample in the correct case results in a reward of 10 Kudos. Completion of the digsite participation section (5 possible finds) yields 50 kudos in total.

The display case numbers are not in order. This is a map of case numbers with the top of map being North.

Display case numbers
Ground floor
40 - gods jewellery 38 - Saradmin pot -
22 - Zaros and Saradomin bowls 41 - crude bronze arrowheads 27 - ground layers
44 - Zamorak coin 37 - Old Saradomin Symbol 43 - Zaros tablet
45 - Saradomin coin 36 - New Saradomin symbol 42 - Zaros symbol

Some samples contain low value items:

  • Bones
  • Coins
  • Iron dagger
  • Uncut Jade
  • Uncut Opal

Some samples have no value and are not of interest to the archaeologists. These samples can be disposed of in one of the storage crates found in the south-east corner of the area. Disposing of a sample will give a player a random reward from the storage crate, usually of very small value.

Samples that can be placed in the crate:

  • Ancient arrowheads
  • Old chipped vase
  • Pottery
  • Jewellery

Note that the jewellery can also be given to one of the archaeologists. They will give 5 coins for the jewellery.

Possible random items from crate:

A special specimen is the Clean necklace, which appears as a Ruby necklace. Instead of recommending the player to place a Clean necklace in a display case, the archaeologist will teach the player how to enchant a Ruby necklace into a Digsite pendant. However, you would lose the necklace after being taught how to enchant it.

Some items are completely useless and cannot be used or placed in the crate:

  • Broken arrow (Can be fixed in Player owned houses on a whetstone)
  • Broken glass
  • "The find crumbles to dust in your hands - oops! Better not let the professionals see that one!'

First Floor

For a comprehensive guide to the displays found on this level visit Varrock Museum - First Floor

The First Floor Of the Varrock Museum
First floor
- 30 31 28 13 16 - -
19 20 8 29 34 24 23 -
- - 11 4 7 21 6 15
- 17 25 32 2 5 1 -

There are many display cases on this level. Talk to one of the museum staff here and tell them about completed quests, they will give kudos as reward as well as antique lamps, which give 1,000 experience in a skill above 20. You can be rewarded with a lamp which gives 10,000 experience in a skill above 50, after reaching the maximum of 173 Kudos. The quest stories result in filling the corresponding display case in the museum.

Talking to Minas at entrance of the upstairs museum section about quests gives kudos for relating stories on the following quests and/or miniquests:

Free quests

Members quests

Minas will reward 95 Kudos in total.

After the The Golem quest, the player will have stolen the Statuette, which is why case 30 will be empty and stay empty. No kudos is awarded for completing it.

This section is also a timeline, with all the exhibits in chronological order. The timeline continues upstairs.

Second Floor

For a comprehensive guide to the displays found on this level visit Varrock Museum - Second Floor

The 2nd Floor of The Museum
Second floor
46 - -
48 9 47
3 10 18
35 26
12 14 33

The second floor contains several more display cases, along with a painting that is being reviewed by the Museum's only art critic, Jacques. There is also a central display of a gnome glider (10), as well as a portrait of King Lathas (46).


  • Looking Back


  • If you speak to the Information Clerk with a certain level of kudos, you will be rewarded with a one-off chunk of experience.
Digsite barge.
  • With 100 kudos, players will have future access to an unreleased island north of Morytania. The barge to travel there is currently being built just north of the Digsite. The workers are too busy now to talk.
  • 3 antique lamps which give 1,000 experience each in any chosen skill above 20.
  • There's also a lamp which gives 10,000 experience in a skill above 50, which Minas hands out after telling him about the Curse of Zaros Mini-quest.
  • Talk to Orlando Smith after completing all the Natural History cases to get 1,000 experience in Slayer and Hunter.

Old Museum

Before the complete make-over of Varrock, the museum had only 2 floors with a smaller inventory. The Curator was on the ground floor and involved in The Golem, The Digsite, and Shield of Arrav quests.

Ground floor - It was possible to view and telegrab an iron full helmet, iron platebody, and iron sword. View medieval torture devices - rack, stocks and on the south wall was a red Dragon’s Head, Bull's Head, and various portraits and statues of RuneScape heroes

First floor - There were pre-historic fossil bones, Egyptian style Sarcophagi, mummies, and a throne. Also, a statue of a great king, and in the south-west corner was a statue of a Dark Beast before its graphic update; Examine: "Intimidating". On RuneScape Classic, this floor only contains a replica of a bear.

See also

  • Varrock Museum Displays. Complete directory to the displays in the museum.
  • Varrock Diary - completing 50 and 153 kudos will allow completing 2 tasks after a player starts this miniquest.

External links

  • RS Knowledge Base - Varrock Museum


  • Upon completion of The Golem quest, the golem statue display will be vacant. This is the handiwork of the player concerned, as the statue must be stolen during the quest.
  • The song 'Looking Back' is a rendition of the song 'Scape Original'.
  • The RuneScape Knowledge Base page gives the image of the lamp as yellow, while in-game it is red.
  • The flag animations in the Varrock Museum have been improved on 9 November 2009.
  • On 9 November 2009 the animations of the children in Varrock Museum  were improved and tweaked.
  • Also on 9 November 2009 an animation for pressing the case buttons in Varrock Museum was added.
  • There was a glitch where you could walk between two cases. The glitch has been fixed and now acts like a normal wall, as it was meant to function.

This article uses material from the "Varrock Museum" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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