How to Unlock the Sewers in Stardew Valley
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How to Unlock the Sewers in Stardew Valley

I won't ask what you're doing down there...

Stardew Valley is a beloved masterpiece that has captured the hearts of gamers worldwide. Even now, it still has plenty of secrets, and one of those lurks under Pelican Town itself. Are you 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 under Stardew Valley

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Unlocking the sewers in Stardew Valley will take a while, but the process is straightforward. All you need to do is donate 60 items to Gunther in the Museum. The Museum is southeast of the Town Square and is open every day (excluding Festival days) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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 needed to unlock the sewer in the Mines. There are over 50 minerals in Stardew Valley, and each one can be given to Gunther. The Museum won’t accept duplicates, but as long as you keep descending in the mines, you’ll always find new items. Mining is a great way to spend a rainy day, as you can find valuable objects, including expensive gemstones and ores.

Before heading into the mines, 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.

What else can I donate?

Even if you donate every mineral to the Museum, you’ll still need a few more Artifacts to reach 60 items. Most of these can be found wherever you see worms wiggling from 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?!

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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 share gifts with 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.

Stardew Valley is one of the best farming games on the market, with so much content that it’s hard to track everything. The Sewers are a mid/late game area, but unlock them at your own pace as they have niche benefits.

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Anthony is a freelance writer for PC Invasion and has worked in the industry for four years. He's furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony thrives in high-stakes games like Escape From Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events. When he's not grinding leaderboards, Anthony enjoys visiting Arcades, retro gaming, and horror movies.