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1.0 - Introduction

The Varrock Museum, previously the major drop party location for Varrock parties, has been renovated. Free players are now restricted to the ground floor only, while members are able to access the basement, the second and third floors where - on all floors though, players will find information about the story and history of Gielinor (RuneScape).

The Museum offers more experienced adventurers rewards for sharing knowledge with the museum that they have learned during their adventures (members only). The more you help the museum, the more Kudos points you earn.

There are four levels to the building:

  1. The Basement: Natural History; this exhibit educates players about the lesser-known animals in Runescape. You can gain Kudos here by completing quizzes.
  2. The Ground floor: Digsite Cleaning Area; here you can help out the museum (if you have completed the Dig Site quest) by checking rocks for artefacts. Minor pieces you find will be traded for ores or bronze - iron weaponry, major items you can give to the museum for kudos.
  3. First and Second floors: The Historical Time line exhibit; here you can donate information gained from quests for larger amounts of Kudos. This area also tells the entire history of RuneScape when completed.

Currently the maximum amount of Kudos you can earn is 153. At 100 you will be invited to help at a special dig site - speak to the Museum Curator to access this.



Zybez RuneScape Help's Natural History Picture
2.0 - Activities
2.1 - Natural History Exhibit

In this exhibit in the museum's basement, you can push buttons on displays to see the creatures within them "come to life". Speaking to the Natural Historians will activate cut-scenes where they talk to you about each animal. Pets are not allowed to be following you in here.

To earn Kudos here, speak to Orlando Smith, the explorer near the staircase. He'll talk to you about the museum and then say that if you go around the room and study each plaque next to a case, he will quiz you. Answering each quiz correctly will earn you Kudos. For each case, you usually need to answer three questions correctly; this isn't hard as many of the answers can be found by speaking to the Natural Historian.

There are several harder quizzes such as the one for the Kalphite Queen that asks for specific words they use to describe her shell. If you are stumped on any of the harder quizzes it's a good idea to watch the cut-scenes as they will highlight all the points in the quiz. If you fail a question you will be given another one which is usually easier.





2.2 – Quiz Questions and Answers

Case Question(s) Answer(s)
1: The Dragon Which of these is not a type of dragon?
How long do Dragons live?
Approximately how many feet tall do dragons stand?
What is the favoured territory of a dragon?
What is considered a delicacy by dragons?
What is the best defence against a dragon's attack?
Elemental
Unknown
Twelve
Old Battle sites
Runite
Anti dragon-breath shield
2: The Wyvern How many legs does a Wyvern have?
Where have Wyvern bones been found?
How did Wyverns die out?
Who are the wyverns' closest relations?
What is the ambient temperature of wyvern bones?
Which genus does the wyvern theoretically belong to?
Two
Asgarnia
Climate Change
Dragons
Below room temperature
Reptiles
3: The Giant Tortoises Which race breeds tortoises for battle?
If a tortoise had twenty rings on its shell, how old would it be?
What is a tortoise's favourite food?
What is the name of the oldest tortoise ever recorded?
How does the tortoise protect itself?
Name the explorer who discovered the world's oldest tortoise.
Gnomes
Twenty
Vegetables
Mibbiwocket
Hard shell
Admiral Blake
4: The Giant lizard How many eyes does a lizard have?
What order to lizards belong to?
Who discovered how to kill lizards?
How do lizards regulate body temperature?
Lizard skin is made of the same substance as?
What happens when a lizards becomes cold?
Three
Squamata
The Slayer masters
Sunlight
Hair
It becomes sleepy
5: The Leech Which of these is not eaten by leeches?
What is the favoured habitat of leeches?
What is special about Morytanian leeches?
What shape is the inside of a leech's mouth?
What contributed to the giant growth of Morytanian Leeches?
How does a leech change when it feeds?
Apples
Water
They attack by jumping
Y-shaped
Environment
It can double in size
6: The Giant Mole What habitat do moles prefer?
What is a mole's favourite food?
Why are moles considered to be an agricultural pest?
Who discovered giant moles?
Which family do moles belong to?
What would you call a group of young moles?
Subterranean
Insects and other invertebrates
They dig holes
Wyson the Gardener
Talpidae
A labour
7: The Camel If an Ugthanki has one hump, how many would a bactrian have?
What is the usual mood of a camel?
What is produced by feeding chilli to a camel?
Camels: Herbivore, Carnivore, or Omnivore?
Which camel by-product is known to be very nutritious?
Where would you find an Ugthanki?
Two
Annoyed
Toxic dung
Omnivore
Camel Milk
Al Kharid
8: The Penguins Describe the behaviour of penguins?
When do penguins fast?
What is the preferred climate for penguins?
Which sense do penguins rely on when hunting?
Which skill seems unusual for the penguins to possess?
How do penguins keep warm?
Social
During breeding
Cold
Sight
Planning
With a layer of fat
9: The Terrorbird How many teeth do terrorbirds have?
What do terrorbirds eat to aid digestion?
How many claws do terrorbirds have?
Where do terrorbirds get most of their water?
Who use terrorbirds as mounts?
What is a terrorbird's preferred food?
0
Stones
Four
Eating plants
Gnomes
Anything
10: The Kalphite Queen What are the armoured plates on a Kalphite called?
Kalphites are ruled by a...?
Are Kalphites Carnivores, Herbivores, or Omnivores?
What is the lowest caste in kalphite society?
What are kalphites assumed to have evolved from?
Name the prominent figure in Kalphite Mythology?
Lamellae
Pasha
Carnivore
Worker
Scarab Beetles
Scarabas
11: The Monkey What have the Karamjan monkeys taken a deep dislike to?
Monkeys love bananas. What else do they like to eat?
There are two known families of monkeys. One is Karamjan, the other is...?
What type of primates do monkeys belong to?
What colour Mohawk do Karamjan monkeys have?
Seaweed
Bitternuts
Harmless
Simians
Red
12: The Sea Slug Off of which coastline would you find Sea slugs?
What are the two fangs presumed to be used for?
We assume that Sea slugs have a stringing organ on their soft skin - what is it called?
What do we think Sea slug feeds upon?
In what way are Sea slugs similar to snails?
Why has the museum never examined a live sea slug?
Ardougne
For decorative or defensive purposes
Nemotacysts
Seaweed
They have a hard shell
The researchers keep vanishing.
13: The Snake What is snake venom adapted from?
Aside from their noses, what do snakes use to smell?
If a snake sticks its tongue out at you, what is it doing?
If some snakes use venom to kill their prey, what do other snakes use?
Lizards and snakes belong to the same order - what is it?
Which habitat to snakes prefer?
Stomach acid
Tongue
Seeing how you smell
Constriction
Squamata
Anywhere
14: The Giant Snail What is special about the shell of the giant Morytanian snail?
How do Morytanian snails capture their prey?
Which of these is a snail byproduct?
What does ‘Achatina Acidia’ mean?
How do snails move?
What is the ‘trapdoor’, which snails use to cover the entrance to their shells called?
It is resistant to acid
Spitting acid
Fireproof oil
Acid-spitting
Contracting and stretching
Operculum


2.3 - Digsite Cleaning Area

On the ground floor you can learn about some of the oldest artefacts in the game, often related to the RuneScape Gods. The artefacts give clues to distant times in RuneScape's past, such as what civilizations lived where, and when.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Artefact Picture

To earn Kudos, firstly you must have completed the Dig Site quest. Go through the barrier and collect leather gloves, boots, a rock pick and a specimen brush off of the wall. Grab a rock from the pile in the room and use it with a free table; you will then clean it up to see if it is valuable or not.

If the specimen proves to be something such as pottery, anything god related, or coins, speak to one of the NPCs at the tables. They will tell you either to put them into a display or to drop them into a crate if they aren't worth much (when you do the latter you receive a small reward). Artefacts you collect from the Pyramid Plunder mini-game cannot be given to the museum for Kudos. If it is valuable you will have to go through the gate into the area with the displays and place the artefact in the correct display. Once you have reached 50 Kudos you have completed this room.

  • Old coin to case 44 for 10 kudos
  • Pottery to case 22 for 10 kudos
  • Ancient symbol to 37 for 10 kudos
  • Old symbol to 36 for 10 kudos
  • Shiny coin to 45 for 10 kudos

Note: You can also find a Clean Necklace when searching for artefacts. Use the amulet with an archaeologist and he will teach how to enchant ruby necklaces. Afterwards you can enchant ruby necklaces into Digsite Pendants, which can teleport you to the Digsite five times before breaking.


2.4 - History Time line
Zybez RuneScape Help's Artefact Picture

On the first and second floors you can learn about the history of RuneScape from the very beginning to present. It's interesting if you want to remember quest story lines or if you enjoy history involving the Gods. Exhibits include statues of creatures in RuneScape, maps, diagrams of RuneScape in the past, and replicas that represent times in quests that you have completed.

In order to complete the entire time line in the museum you need to have completed the quests listed below. However, you can still work on the exhibit, but you can only work on the ones for which you have completed the quest of. Talk to the Historian near the staircase and he will begin adding any information you have to offer to the exhibit.

Note: You don't need to bring old quest items to fill the cases, the museum makes replicas, except for the tome from the What Lies Below quest, which can be reobtained from the Varrock Library if misplaced. Also, you receive an antique lamp for every four quests completed.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Museum Ground Floor Image Zybez RuneScape Help's Museum Upstairs Image Zybez RuneScape Help's Museum Basement Image



3.0 - Rewards
  • Natural History Kudos: A total of 28 Kudos and 1k Slayer and Hunter experience after speaking to Orlando Smith.
  • Digsite Cleaning Area: 50 Kudos and items you traded for lesser artefacts.
  • Time Line Exhibit: 75 Kudos, three 1k experience antique lamps and one 10k lamp.

If you reach 100 Kudos points and speak the Curator of the Museum he will invite you to join them on a new digsite north of Morytania. Furthermore by speaking to the Information clerk you will receive 1k experience in Mining for 51+ Kudos, 2.5k experience in Crafting and Mining for 101+, and for 151 Kudos or more: 4k experience in Crafting, Hunter, Prayer, Slayer and Smithing.

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