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Kudos are the reward given to players for helping the staff in the Varrock Museum. Depending on the player clearing certain thresholds of Kudos, various staff around the museum will give out rewards. They are not spent, only accrued. When Kudos are earned, their count is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.

100 Kudos or more are a necessary requirement to access Fossil Island (once released). Once the maximum amount of Kudos has been earned, players may use the gate that leads to the Digsite.

A player can earn a maximum of 153 Kudos in the Varrock Museum activity through three different methods:

Cleaning FindsEdit

Museum display case locations ground floor

Ground floor display numbers

Museum display case locations first floor

First floor display numbers

Museum display case locations second floor

Second floor display numbers

One of the ways to earn Kudos is by cleaning finds from the Digsite. This requires completion of The Dig Site quest. The Dig Site cleaning area can be found on the ground floor of the Varrock Museum. It is the southern part that is cordoned off. Talk to any of the archaeologists and they will tell you that you will need to equip leather boots and leather gloves and that you can find the other tools (trowel, rock pick and specimen brush) on the tool rack located on the south wall. When you have all your gear you can collect uncleaned finds from the Dig Site specimen rocks next to Sinco Doar. To clean them use them on the open specimen tables.


There are 5 artefacts in total that you can exchange for Kudos by talking to any of the archaeologists and placing them in the correct displays around the museum:

While cleaning the specimens, you may find other artefacts such as old chipped vases and arrowtips that can be exchanged for items in the artefact boxes. Possibilities include various low level ores, a small amount of coins, bowls, or even antique lamps. You may also find a clean necklace. If taken to an archaeologist they will teach how to create a Digsite pendant.

Natural history quizEdit

An easy way to earn Kudos is to go into the museum's basement, and answer quiz questions on various creatures in RuneScape. To start, talk to Orlando Smith. There are various exhibits which, when reading their plaque, will give you a question related to the species depicted. The player only needs to give three correct answers and there is no penalty for wrong answers. Two Kudos are earned for answering the three questions for each exhibit.

All 14 exhibits will grant the player a maximum of 28 Kudos in addition to 1,000 Slayer and 1,000 Hunter experience when speaking to Orlando Smith.

Completing QuestsEdit

Upon completing quests you can go to the first floor of the museum and talk to historian Minas. You will see a short explanation of whatever quest you are "turning in" and get Kudos and/or antique lamps, which give 1,000 or 10,000 experience in a skill of the player's choice (above 20) as a reward. Additionally one of the various display cases in the museum will now display something pertaining to that quest.

Quests for which players can earn Kudos are:

Free questsEdit

Quest Display Kudos
Demon Slayer 25 5
Rune Mysteries 21 5
Shield of Arrav 24 5

Members questsEdit

Quest Display Kudos
A Tail of Two Cats 20 5
Hazeel Cult 7 5
In Aid of the Myreque 23 5
Making History 46 5
Merlin's Crystal 9 5
Observatory Quest 17 5
Priest in Peril 23 5
Temple of Ikov 28 5
The Grand Tree 10 5
What Lies Below [1] 3 5
  1. Requires the book Dagon'hai history from the Varrock Palace library.


Quest Display Kudos
Curse of the Empty Lord [1] N/A 10
  1. Requires a complete set of ghostly robes.


With specific amounts of Kudos, certain rewards can be obtained.

  • 100+ Kudos: future access to Fossil Island.
  • Speaking to the information clerk:
    • 51+ Kudos: 1,000 experience in Mining.
    • 101+ Kudos: 2,500 experience in Crafting and Mining.
    • 151+ Kudos: 4,000 experience in Crafting, Hunter, Prayer, Slayer and Smithing.


  • Kudos is not plural of 'Kudo'; it is an abstract word meaning 'praise and honour earned for achievement'.

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