How Do You Unlock the Art Museum in Animal Crossing?

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Unlocking the Art Museum in Animal Crossing can be a tricky task for new players, but with a few tips and tricks, anyone can gain access to the museum’s vast collection of art. The first step to unlocking the museum is to upgrade your house to its fullest potential.

To do this, you must pay off your initial debt of 19,800 Bells and then make sure that all of the upgrades are purchased from Tom Nook. Once your home is fully upgraded, Blathers will appear at your doorstep and make his way to the museum in town.

The next step to unlocking the Art Museum is by donating six different works of art. This can be done by talking to Blathers and selecting “Donate” from the menu.

Donations will include fossils, fish, insects, or paintings that are found throughout the game or bought from Redd’s shop in town. When you successfully donate six items, Blathers will open up the Art Museum for business.

Once inside the museum, you will have access to many valuable pieces of artwork including famous paintings like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. You can use these pieces as decorations for your home or even sell them at Nook’s Cranny for a profit! As an added bonus, by donating art pieces you will also be able to unlock special rewards such as new furniture pieces and clothing items from Blathers through his “Thank You” program.


Unlocking the Art Museum in Animal Crossing may seem daunting at first but with some patience and dedication it is not an impossible task! By upgrading your house and making donations of six different works of art to Blathers you can gain access to some truly priceless artwork as well as some special rewards from Blathers himself.