Theulegium History Museum in Tholey

    The main exhibition pieces are important exhibits from prehistory and early history that were found at the Roman excavation site at Wareswald and around Mount Schaumberg. The museum also documents the development and history of Tholey Abbey and the administrative centre of Schaumburg. Geological features and fossils, iron ores and semi-precious stones from the region complete the exhibition. One type of rock from the Schaumberg region is "Tholeiit", which was named after the location Tholey where it was found. It is the most common rock in the world and has even been found on various celestial bodies by space probes. The origin and development of this type of rock is explained using exhibits and display boards in the museum.

    In the restored vaulted cellar of the historical museum, visitors are also impressed by the cantonal prison, the Olga-Schwind exhibition with historical musical instruments, the square piano workshop by Peter Mönch and the photogrammetry exhibition about Albrecht Meydenbauer, who was also a citizen of Tholey.


    Rathausplatz 6
    66636 Tholey

    Further information

    Gemeinde Tholey
    Im Kloster 1
    66636 Tholey
    Telefon: +49 6853 508-0

    Opening hours

    Tue - Fri: 10 am – 12 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Sat, Sun and bank holidays: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Closed in January and February

    Guided tours

    By appointment only