How to Unlock the Sewers in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a beloved masterpiece and has captured the hearts of gamers all over the world. Whether you’re a casual player, a role player, or even a speedrunner, Stardew Valley offers a little something for everyone. Even now, it still has plenty of secrets, and one of those lurks under Pelican Town itself. Curious? If you are, let me show you how to unlock the sewers in Stardew Valley.

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How to unlock the sewers

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It will take a while to unlock the sewers in Stardew Valley, but the process itself is straightforward. All you need to do is donate 60 items to Gunther in the Museum. You can find the Museum to the southeast of the Town Square, and it’s open every day (excluding Festival days) from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Once you’ve donated all 60 items, Gunther will deliver the Rusty Key to your house the following day. You can use this to open the sewer door in Pelican Town and the grate near the Forest.

Where can I find items to donate to the Museum?

You can find most of the items to unlock the sewer in the Mines. There are over 50 minerals in Stardew Valley, and each one can be donated to the Museum. Mining is a great way to spend a rainy day, as you can find valuable items, including expensive gemstones and ores.

Before heading out for a session underground, make sure you check the TV and the Fortune Teller channel. The Fortune Teller reveals your Luck for the day. If the Spirits are “in good humor” or “are very happy today,” Luck is on your side. You have the best chance of finding minerals if you have a good Luck stat, which changes daily. If the Spirits are unhappy, you’ll usually find mining isn’t worth the walk, so stay on the farm if that’s the case.

What else can I donate?

Even if you donate every mineral to the Museum, you’ll still need a few Artifacts to get to 60 items. Most of these can be found wherever you find worms wiggling out of the ground (Artifact Spots). Use your Hoe to dig them up. Artifacts vary depending on location and season. Typically, you’ll have the best luck with Artifact Spots in Winter.

Hang on, why do I want to visit the sewer?!

Vendor in Sewers Stardew Valley

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Sewers are usually miserable in video games, but it’s worth visiting in Stardew Valley. Once you’ve unlocked the sewers, you can access a new vendor that sells rare items, including Void and Solar Essences. These items are required to make Mega Bombs. If you want to befriend the Wizard, these are his favorites.

If you regret your choice of profession, you can change it in the sewers at the Statue Of Uncertainty. This change comes at the hefty sum of 10,000G but can make a massive difference in the long run.

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