The Mathom-house was a museum-like building in Michel Delving where the Hobbits collected and displayed "mathoms": items and trinkets for which they had no particular use. It was known to contain a store of weapons, and for a time also (between T.A. 2941 and T.A. 3001) it held Bilbo Baggins' mithril coat.
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- The Mathom-house is a reputation-restricted area. Players have to complete several quests for Hobbits of The Shire and turn the mathoms given to them was rewards to "The Mathom Society" before they are recognized for their efforts and allowed entry. Inside, various curiousities can be browsed and some of them purchased.