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Stardew Valley Museum & Library
Open Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Closed: Town Festival days
Address: East side of Pelican Town, south of the Blacksmith.

Gunther Icon.png Gunther

The Museum can be found in the South-East corner of Pelican Town, south of the Blacksmith.

The museum contains a library and a gallery for displaying the museum's collection. At the start of the game, the entire museum collection is empty. Gunther, the curator, will ask the Player to help by donating Artifacts and Minerals.

Only a single copy of any particular item may be donated. Note that if an item has not yet been donated, its description in inventory or storage says: "Gunther can tell you more about this if you donate it to the museum." Items can be rearranged in the donation interface, or by clicking the small paper on the left side of Gunther's desk at any time. Donated items may be examined by right-clicking on them.

Penny tutors Vincent and Jas in the library on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Donation Rewards

Gunther offers rewards when the collection has grown to certain points, or for the donation of specific artifacts.

Total Donations

There are 95 items that can be donated to the Museum.

Items Donated Reward
5 Cauliflower Seeds.png Cauliflower Seeds (9)
10 Melon Seeds.png Melon Seeds (9)
15 Starfruit Seeds.png Starfruit Seeds (1)
20 'A Night On Eco-Hill'.png 'A Night On Eco-Hill' Painting
25 'Jade Hills'.png 'Jade Hills' Painting
30 Lg. Futan Bear.png Lg. Futan Bear
35 Pumpkin Seeds.png Pumpkin Seeds (9)
40 Rarecrow 8.png Rarecrow #8 (+ Treasure Trove Achievement)
50 Bear Statue.png Bear Statue
60 Rusty Key.png Rusty Key (Gunther will deliver it the next day)
70 Triple Shot Espresso.png Triple Shot Espresso (3)
80 Warp Totem Farm.png Warp Totem: Farm (5)
90 Magic Rock Candy.png Magic Rock Candy
95 (all items) Stardrop.png Stardrop (+ A Complete Collection Achievement)

Minerals Donated

There are a total of 53 Minerals that can be donated.

Minerals Donated Reward
11 Standing Geode.png Standing Geode
21 Singing Stone.png Singing Stone
31 Obsidian Vase.png Obsidian Vase
41 Crystal Chair.png Crystal Chair
50 Crystalarium.png Crystalarium

Artifacts Donated

There are a total of 42 Artifacts that can be donated.

To receive the 'Burnt Offering' reward, at least 10 artifacts must have already been donated that include the Rare Disc and Dwarf Gadget. The 11th (or later) donation that meets these conditions will earn the 'Burnt Offering.'

Artifacts Donated Reward
11 artifacts including:Rare Disc.png Rare DiscDwarf Gadget.png Dwarf Gadget 'Burnt Offering'.png 'Burnt Offering'
15 artifacts Skeleton Statue.png Skeleton Statue
20 artifacts Rarecrow 7.png Rarecrow #7
3 artifacts including:Ancient Drum.png Ancient Drum Drum Block.png Drum Block
Ancient Seed.png Ancient Seed Ancient Seeds.png Ancient Seeds (1) + Crafting Recipe
3 artifacts including:Bone Flute.png Bone Flute Flute Block.png Flute Block
5 artifacts including:Chicken Statue.png Chicken Statue Chicken Statue (furniture).png Chicken Statue
Dwarf Scroll I.png Dwarf Scroll IDwarf Scroll II.png Dwarf Scroll IIDwarf Scroll III.png Dwarf Scroll IIIDwarf Scroll IV.png Dwarf Scroll IV Dwarvish Translation Guide.png Dwarvish Translation Guide
Prehistoric Skull.png Prehistoric SkullSkeletal Hand.png Skeletal HandPrehistoric Scapula.png Prehistoric Scapula Sloth Skeleton L.png Sloth Skeleton L
Prehistoric Rib.png Prehistoric RibPrehistoric Vertebra.png Prehistoric Vertebra Sloth Skeleton M.png Sloth Skeleton M
Prehistoric Tibia.png Prehistoric TibiaSkeletal Tail.png Skeletal Tail Sloth Skeleton R.png Sloth Skeleton R


See also: Lost Books


There are 2 Achievements associated with donating Artifacts or Minerals to the Museum.

  • Treasure Trove (Donate 40 different items to the museum)
  • A Complete Collection (Complete the museum collection)

Villager Paths

The Museum's main shelving area is quite busy but the area below that with the desks is safe for item placement (such as the three-part skeleton display).

Note: The main artifact display area is safe until/unless JojaMart closes, at which time Sam will start working as a janitor there instead. He walks through the central paths to sweep the back corner, but the display-areas furthest to the right are still safe.


  • There is a total of 102 spaces available for donations to be placed but a total of only 95 available items to be donated. Six spaces in the center of the largest table cannot be reached to examine items placed on them, so it may be advisable to leave this area empty.
    • If using a controller, any diagonal item may be unreachable for examination once donated.
  • To move items inside the donation interface on Switch, go to "Options" and disable "Use Controller Style Menus".
  • In iOS (and possibly other mobile versions) items on the bottom most row cannot be moved in the donation interface. However, if the character goes to the front desk one tile to the left of Gunther, they get the option to rearrange the collection (even without completing the collection). In this mode, all the items are moveable.


  • Instead of saying "Gunther can tell you more about this if you donate it to the museum.", the actual description of items obtained but not yet donated to the Museum can be seen on the Collections tab of the player menu.


  • 1.3.32: Fixed inability to place donated items on the bottom two rows of the museum.
  • 1.4: Added donation rewards for 35, 70, 80, and 90 items donated. Added ability to rearrange the museum artifacts without having to donate a new one. Fixed bug where movement of inventory inside donation screen would prevent donation of items. Fixed issue in multiplayer where rearranging the collection would result in the message that a new item was donated. Various other museum-donation related fixes.
  • 1.5: Museum donation interactions improved.