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.
Im Kloster 1
Telefon: +49 6853 508-0
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
By appointment only