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The Mathom-house was a museum-like building in Michel Delving where the Hobbits collected and displayed "mathoms": items for which they had no particular use.[1] It was known to contain a store of weapons, and for a time also held Bilbo Baggins' mithril coat.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The Mathom-house is the place where players can turn in reputation items to gain favor with the Hobbits of the Shire.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Last Stage"