The quest starts when you have completed the introductory museum quest 'An Interesting Prospect' to become the museum's relic hunter (not needed with the Live Another Life Relic Hunter start, as you are already the museum's relic hunter) and have reached a display count of 300. When returning to the museum after fulfilling these prerequisites, Brother Ikard will speak to you before you can enter.

Every stage where you need to find something is presented as a duplicate version once a certain amount of time passes. The duplicate version will present quest markers while the others will not. This is to ensure that the quest progresses at a certain pacing. If you can't find an item just wait long enough for the marker to appear on it's own.

While this quest triggers automatically, it is completely optional; if you don't want to play this quest for some reason, you can console "set hauntblock to 1" and the quest will never start.


When returning to the museum after the requirements have been fulfilled, Brother Ikard will talk to you before you have a chance to enter the museum.

Apparently the museum is haunted and it even drove Auryen off. In order to properly research this strange occurrence, Ikard will need your help.

Return to Ikard after nine in the night.

Return to Ikard at 9PM to start the quest and enter the museum. Ikard will suggest you search the library.

Search the Library for clues.


A lot of things will be displaced and every so often items will be dislodged and fly at you. In order to progress the quest you'll need to find a note on the third floor of the library under a bench.

Show the letter to Ikard.

Show the letter and listen to him.

Have a rest in the staff barracks.

Take a nap in the bed at the far end of the Staff Barracks.

Find additional clues.


Ikard will suggest you check on the Wine Cellar, Books Stack cellar and the Gallery of Natural Science. Check those out.

To progress you'll need to find the journal in the Gallery of Natural Science. However your displays have all come to life and will attack you. It's only the ones you actually had made up to this point. This stage is harder the more displays were built, good thing the dragons can't come back to life (remember you already absorbed their souls).

Show the journal to Ikard.

Find Ikard and show him the journal. He will tell you to find the painting of Lord Macnarian.

Search the Museum for the Painting of Lord Macnarian.

Portrait location

Go to the Armory and take the trap door to the Museum Storeroom on the right. The painting is behind the barrels and crates.

Hang the Painting in the Reception Hall.

Hang the painting in the Reception Hall above the fireplace. Ikard will say you both need to sleep it off and make sure everything is alright now.

Sleep in the staff barracks.

After two hours you'll wake up...

The whole place is set aflame and covered in blood!

Search the museum for clues about what happened.

Nightmare journal

Find anything that can tell you what happened. Most doors will be locked. So search around the museum and enjoy...

The first thing you need to find is a journal next to Ikard's burned corpse in the staff barracks.

Then look around for more information, the note is in the middle of the elder-scrolls stands in the Hall of Heroes. Reading the note you'll get sleepy...

Find the commission contract.

Commision contract

You'll wake up in the Hall of Heroes with Ikard standing over you. Apparently it was all just a horrible nightmare.

Ikard will have a some more information and you're off to find a contract in the hot springs area.

Show the contract to Ikard.

Show Ikard the contract and he'll be able to point you to the family of stone masons that are involved in the contract.

Find Morgaine Olfstead.

Go to Katla's farm and find the descendants of Morgaine Olfstead. Pay the rest of the gold and the statue will be delivered.


Check back at the museum tomorrow.

Wait 24 hours for the statue to be delivered and the quest will progress.

Return to the museum.

Ikard will say his goodbyes, the statue has found its place. Now you have two additional guests at your museum and The Ghost Helm should be ready for taking above the dining room fireplace.

Quest Stages

Night at the Museum (Quest ID)
Stage Journal Entry

  • I searched the natural science gallery and found it had flooded. Not only that but the displays have all come to life! I found an old journal floating in the water which has handwriting that matches the letter I found. I should show it to Ikard.
The museum has been closed by Auryen due to a supernatural presence inside. I have spoken with brother Ikard who was brought in to investigate. I should return after nine tonight and help him investigate the museum.

Objective :

Ikard and I are heading in to investigate the museum. I'll check out the library while Ikard investigates the main hall.

Objective :

Ikard is having a bit of a rest. I should go ahead and finish a quick sweep around the museum and also take a bit of a rest.

Objective :

I woke from a short nap. Ikard and I should get back to work.

Objective :

The haunting of the museum appears to be intensifying. Furniture on the ceiling, chandelier hanging from the floor, mannequins walking around on their own. I should investigate the hall of natural science, the wine cellar and the book stacks.

Objective :

I searched the natural science gallery and found it had flooded. Not only that but the displays have all come to life! I found an old journal floating in the water which has handwriting that matches the letter I found. I should show it to Ikard.

Objective :

The journal that I found indicates that a painting of Macnarian was made to hang in the finished building. Ikard and I believe that Macnarian could perhaps be upset about being forgotten for his efforts here and if I could find the painting, perhaps he'd be appeased.

Objective :

I've found a portrait of lord Macnarian down in the museum store room. I should show it to Ikard and we should find a place to put it.

Objective :

Ikard and I should hang the painting in the reception hall

Objective :

We have placed the painting of Niles Macnarian in the reception hall of the museum and plan to sleep the rest of the night here to ensure that he is appeased. I should use the bed in the barracks again.

Objective :

I have awoken to a nightmare. I don't feel entirely awake, or perhaps something dreadful has just happened to me. Is the museum on fire? I need to find Ikard and get out of here!

Objective :

I found another journal of Niles Macnarian and... I feel so tired. So odd. I...

Objective :

It's a long shot, but there is a small possibility that there may be a remaining clue about Macnarian's final wish to create a monument to his wife, and it may be out at the hotsprings. I'll go have a look.

Objective :

Well wonders never cease. The commission receipt has been wedged between two rocks out in the hotsprings for all these years. I should show Ikard.

Objective :

I should head down to Katla's farm and see if Morgaine Olfstead is related to the sculpter Burgess Olfstead and see what became of the statue he carved.

Objective :

I've paid Morgaine the remaining 4000 gold owed for the statue carved by his great, great grandfather. He will deliver it to the museum by tomorrow. I should check back after it's been delivered and ensure that Macnarian is finally appeased.

Objective :

I should check back at the museum to see if the statue has been delivered.

Objective :

I have managed to fulfill the final wishes of Niles Macnarian and restore the museum to normal.

Objective :

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