What’s the perfect way to organize the museum in Stardew Valley? Do you have the items you’ll need to donate? We’ll help you find all of them in this comprehensive guide.
The Museum and Library is a building run by the local curator, Gunther, and can be found near Clint’s Workshop. Aside from collecting different books and journals about Stardew Valley, the player may also donate artifacts and minerals to receive unique rewards.
In this simple guide, we’ll talk about finding, donating, and organizing your collection.
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what items can you donate to the museum?
The local museum accepts artifacts and minerals that the player can display. From 102 spaces, a total of 95 items can be donated to Gunther. The remaining seven extra slots might be used for the future updates.
The following is a complete list of all the items you can give to Gunther:
|Artifacts||Foraged Minerals||Gems||Geode Minerals|
|Amphibian Fossil||Earth Crystal||Amethyst||Aerinite|
|Ancient Doll||Frozen Tear||Diamond||Baryte|
|Ancient Sword||Prismatic Shard||Calcite|
|Chicken Statue||Fairy Stone|
|Chipped Ampora||Fire Opal|
|Dwarf Gadget||Ghost Crystal|
|Dwarf Scroll I||Granite|
|Dwarf Scroll II||Helvite|
|Dwarf Scroll III||Hermatite|
|Dwarf Scroll IV||Jagoite|
|Golden Mask||Lemon Stone|
|Prehistoric Tibia||Ocean Stone|
|Rare Disc||Petrified Slime|
|Skeletal Tail||Star Shards|
|Strange Doll (Green)||Thunder Egg|
|Strange Doll (Yellow)||Tigerseye|
where to find minerals and artifacts for the museum?
Organizing your collection cannot begin if you don’t have any treasure in your possession. That’s why it’s logical to start uncovering the land and water first to get the valuables.
Here are six of the most reliable ways to start your journey into treasure hunting:
1. artifact spots
See a little wormy thing on the beach or soil? That’s an artifact spot. You can find hidden valuables there, get basic resources or seeds if you dig it with a hoe. Since they’re hard to find, the Tracker perk can help you once you’ve reached level 10 in foraging.
Artifact spots increase in number during Winter. But you’re more likely to dig winter forage than something of worth.
2. soil and sand
With a hoe, you can dig anywhere for artifacts as long as it’s soil or sand. You can do it too inside the Mines or Skull Cavern to find rare items.
3. fishing chests
Fishing can be one of the most rewarding activities you can learn in Stardew Valley. But what if I tell you there’s a bigger catch?
Once you start reeling in, you’ll have to prevent the fish from escaping the hook. There’s a good chance a chest might appear somewhere while you’re in the mini-game. You can try your luck and reel it in too, but it’s more or less baits or basic resources.
Equipping the Treasure Hunter will increase your odds of getting chests while fishing. However, take note that only an Iridium rod can be used with a tackle.
4. killing monsters and mining
This time, we’re not talking about Morris but the monsters inside the Mines, Skull Cavern, Volcano, and Quarry. These hostile NPCs in Stardew Valley will always get in your way wherever you’re heading. The good news, you can defeat them and get loot drops.
Unless you have a Lucky perk, your chances of getting something valuable are pretty low. Still, you can get geodes and minerals from nodes that can still be donated to the museum.
Also, trading Omni geodes for an Artifact Trove would be another brilliant idea. If there’s something worth breaking, Clint is the guy you’ll need.
5. bone nodes
After fixing the bridge near the volcano, you can access the Dig Site, which functions similar to the Quarry. Bone Nodes replenishes here daily, which you can mine for fossilized remains, bones, and a slight chance of artifact loot.
what’s the best way to organize your Museum collection?
Organizing the museum collection depends on the player’s preference. There might be those who sort every single item based on their category. And some would care less as it wouldn’t impact their gameplay.
Either way, there are many fun and creative ways to arrange your collection. There are no official criteria, so don’t worry if you think it’s not enough.