The Museum is located in the southeast part of Pelican Town, just south of the blacksmith’s shop. Inside, you’ll find a Library and Gallery where they display a collection of Artifacts and Minerals. The Museum collection is initially empty. Gunther, the curator, wants your donations to complete it.
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About the Museum Collection
To complete the Museum Collection in Stardew Valley, you’ll need to discover and donate various Artifacts and Minerals to the Museum in Pelican Town. These items can be found through various means such as digging up Artifact Spots, combat, and even fishing. Not only does donating items to the Museum help fill its collection, but it also rewards players with valuable prizes such as Seeds, Furniture, and other unique items.
There are a total of 42 Artifacts and 53 Minerals you need to donate to complete the Museum collection. You can only donate one copy of an item to the Museum. It can be hard to keep track of what you’ve already donated, but you can easily tell by examining the item description in your inventory. If the description reads Gunther can tell you more about it if you don’t it to the museum, then you haven’t donated that particular item yet.
You can also rearrange items you’ve donated if you aren’t happy with the layout. You can do this by examining the paper to the left of Gunther’s desk or by interacting with the donation interface.
Where to Find All 42 Artifacts
You can find most Artifacts by excavating Artifact Spots in various locations, but there are multiple other ways to get them, as well. However, one specific Artifact requires you to slay a monster.
|The relatively short hind legs suggest some kind of primordial toad.
|It may have belonged to ancient pirates.
|An ancient doll covered in grime. This doll may have been used as a toy, a decoration, or a prop in some kind of ritual.
|It's a drum made from wood and animal skin. It has a low, reverberating tone.
|It's a dry old seed from some ancient plant. By all appearances it's long since dead...
|It's the remains of an ancient sword. Most of the blade has turned to rust, but the hilt is very finely crafted.
|A crudely fashioned point used for hunting.
|It's a prehistoric wind instrument carved from an animal's bone. It produces an eerie tone.
|Ancient people chewed on these to keep their teeth clean.
|It's a statue of a chicken on a bronze base. The ancient people of this area must have been very fond of chickens.
|An ancient vessel made of ceramic material. Used to transport both dry and wet goods.
|A giant dino egg... The entire shell is still intact!
|A starfish from the primordial ocean. It's an unusually pristine specimen!
|It's a piece of the advanced technology once known to the dwarves. It's still glowing and humming, but you're unable to understand how it works.
|Dwarf Scroll I
|A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a red bow.
|Dwarf Scroll II
|A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a green ribbon.
|Dwarf Scroll III
|A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a blue rope.
|Dwarf Scroll IV
|A yellowed scroll of parchment filled with dwarven script. This one's tied with a golden chain.
|It's one of the helmets commonly worn by dwarves. The thick metal plating protects them from falling debris and stalactites.
|Dirty but still beautiful. On the side is a flowing script thought by some to be the ancient language of the elves. No Elvish bones have ever been found.
|A mixture of glass shards smoothed by centuries of ocean surf. These could have belonged to an ancient mosaic or necklace.
|A creepy golden mask probably used in an ancient magic ritual. A socket in the forehead contains a large purple gemstone.
|It's a golden slab with heiroglyphs and pictures emblazoned onto the front.
|This must've washed up ages ago from an ancient coral reef.
|This exquisute fan most likely belonged to a noblewoman. Historians believe that the valley was a popular sixth-era vacation spot for the wealthy.
|Palm Fossils are relatively common, but this happens to be a particularly well-preserved specimen.
|One of the earliest tools employed by humans. This "crude" tool was created by striking one rock with another to form a sharp edge.
|Little gouge marks on the side suggest that this rib was someone's dinner.
|Commonly known as a "shoulder blade"... It's unclear what species it belonged to.
|This is definitely a mammalian skull.
|A thick and sturdy leg bone.
|Some kind of gnarly old digging tool.
|A segment of some prehistoric creature's spine.
|A heavy black disc studded with peculiar red stones. When you hold it, you're overwhelmed with a feeling of dread.
|A well preserved cog that must have been part of some ancient machine. This could be dwarven technology.
|A plain old spoon, probably ten years old. Not very interesting.
|An old spur that was once attached to a cowboy's boot. People must have been raising animals in this area for many generations.
|It's a wonder all these ancient little pieces lasted so long.
|It's pretty short for a tail.
|A long extinct relative of the crab.
Where to Find All 53 Minerals
You can find Minerals in the Mines, the Skull Cavern, and in Geodes. There are various other ways of acquiring Minerals as well, such as slaying monsters, fishing, and mining nodes.
|A resinous substance found near the surface.
|A glowing red crystal commonly found near hot lava.
|A crystal fabled to be the frozen tears of a yeti.
|A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines.
|A purple variant of quartz.
|A shimmery blue-green gem.
|A rare and valuable gem.
|A precious stone with a brilliant green color.
|A pale green ornamental stone.
|A very rare and powerful substance with unknown origins.
|A precious stone that is sought after for its rich color and beautiful luster.
|Fairly common but still prized for its beauty.
|These crystals are curiously light.
|Its distinctive fluorescence makes it a favorite among rock collectors.
|The best specimens resemble a desert rose.
|Forms near searing hot magma.
|A dark metallic Mineral sought after for its cubic structure.
|This yellow crystal is speckled with shimmering nodules.
|Some early life forms had bones made from this.
|It can occur in coral reefs, often near an underwater volcano.
|The crystals glow bright green when stimulated.
|An old miner's song suggests these are made from the bones of ancient fairies.
|A rare variety of opal, named for its red spots.
|Small amounts are found in human teeth.
|Occurs in brilliant clusters.
|There is an aura of coldness around this crystal.
|A speckled Mineral that is commonly used in construction.
|It grows in a triangular column.
|An iron-based Mineral with interesting magnetic properties.
|A high volume of tiny crystals makes it very glittery.
|The crystals are so tightly packed it almost looks fuzzy.
|When polished, this stone becomes attractively luminous. Prized by ancient peoples for thousands of years.
|The geometric faces are as smooth as glass.
|Some claim the powdered crystal is a dwarvish delicacy.
|A very common type of stone. It's not worth very much.
|The cratered white orbs form a tight cluster.
|A popular ornamental stone, used in sculpture and to make green paint.
|A very popular material for sculptures and construction.
|A fine-grained rock made from ancient clay or mud.
|The delicate shards form a tiny pink meadow.
|A jet-black crystal that is unusually reflective.
|A volcanic glass that forms when lava cools rapidly.
|An old legend claims these stones are the mosaics of ancient mermaids.
|Its internal structure causes it to reflect a rainbow of light.
|Despite its high toxicity, this Mineral is widely used in manufacturing and folk medicine.
|This little guy may be 100,000 years old.
|Commonly known as "Fool's Gold".
|A common type of stone with red and brown striations.
|It's extremely resistant to water, making it a good roofing material.
|Because of its relatively soft consistency, this stone is very popular for carving.
|No one knows how these form. Some scientists claim that the microscopic structure displays unnatural regularity.
|According to legend, angry thunder spirits would throw these stones at one another.
|A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster.
Museum Donation Rewards
As you contribute to the growth of the Museum’s collection by donating items, Gunther will offer rewards for reaching certain milestones or for donating certain types or collections of Artifacts and Minerals.
Artifact Donation Rewards
|11 Artifacts, which must include the Rare Disc and Dwarf Gadget
|3 Artifacts, which must include the Ancient Drum
|Ancient Seeds (1) and the Crafting Recipe
|3 Artifacts, which must include the Bone Flute
|5 Artifacts, which must include the Chicken Statue
|Dwarf Scroll 1, Dwarf Scroll 2, Dwarf Scroll 3, and Dwarf Scroll 4
|Dwarvish Translation Guide
|Prehistoric Skull, Skeletal Hand, and Prehistoric Scapula
|Sloth Skeleton L
|Prehistoric Rib and Prehistoric Vertebra
|Sloth Skeleton M
|Prehistoric Tibia and Skeletal Tail
|Sloth Skeleton R
Mineral Donation Rewards
|Cauliflower Seeds (9)
|Melon Seeds (9)
|Starfruit Seed (1)
|'A Night On Eco-Hill' Painting
|'Jade Hills' Painting
|Lg. Futan Bear
|Pumpkin Seeds (9)
|Rarecrow #8 and the Treasure Trove Achievement
|Rusty Key (Delivered by Gunther the next day)
|Triple Shot Espresso (3)
|Warp Totem: Farm (3)
|Magic Rock Candy
|Stardrop and the A Complete Collection Achievement