The Mathom-house was a museum in the Shire capital of Michel Delving. Its name was derived from the many Mathoms that were keep there.


The museum was probably as old as the city and here according to Hobbit tradition were stored and/or displayed the many Mathoms donated by hobbits of all classes. One of main objects featured there was a store of weapons dating back centuries. After his Journey to the Lonely Mountain, the Mathom-house held Bilbo's Mithril Shirt that was retrieved from Smaug's hoard and given to him by Thorin, which Bilbo lent to the museum until he took it with him to Rivendell.[1][2][3]


  1. The Hobbit: The Last Stage
  2. The Lord of the Rings: Prologue, "Concerning Hobbits"
  3. The Lord of the Rings: Prologue, "Of the Finding of the Ring"

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