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Read this Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH) building guide on the Museum. Including museum expansion (art gallery), how to upgrade & unlock museum, Blather, & how to move!!!

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Museum - How to Unlock

Give 5 Creatures To Tom Nook


In order to build museum to your island, you need to first catch 5 different fish or insects and give them to Tom Nook. After completing this, Tom Nook asks you to find a place to set a tent for Blathers, the museum curator.

Wait For Blathers To Move In

Once you've given the bugs/fish to Tom Nook and set up Blathers's tent, he'll arrive the next day. Give Blathers 15 new specimen to unlock the museum building upgrade!

Get Recipes From Blathers

Once Blathers move to your island, you can get a DIY recipes for Vaulting Pole and Shovel by talking to him.

Check Out How To DIY Craft!

You Can Move Museum Location Later


As you progress the story, you will be able to move the location of all facilities. However it will cost you a lot. You need to upgrade the Resident Services buildign to do so.

Check Out Resident Services Features!

Museum - How To Upgrade

Donate 15 Creatures / Fossils


Donate 15 different creatures or fossils to Blathers. Use your net, fishing rod, and shovels to catch 'em all.

Check Out All Tools Recipe List!

Takes 2 Days To Finish Construction


After you've donated 15 items, the museum will be under construction for 2 days. Wait until it officially opens!

What You Can Do In Museum

Donate Fish, Insects, & Fossils


You can donate the creatures you've caught and fossils you've dug out to Blather. Note that the fossils need to be assessed before donation. Once you've donate them, Blather will display them nicely.


▲Aquarium With Fishes


▲A Room Filled With Butterflies


▲Fossils Displayed Nicely

You Can Donate Sea Creatures As Well


After you've updated to version 1.3.0, you will be able to dive underwater and catch sea creatures. You can donate sea creatures in the museum just like fish and bugs.

Check Out Sea Creatures List From Here

Ask Blather About Creatures & Fossils


By choosing "Tell me about this" and pick any creature or fossil you have, Blather will tell you little trivia about it.

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Anonymous 2

I heard that in a later update their will be a café and a souvenir or gift shop

Andira 1

I have the same island! I would love to see the layout of your island!

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