The thimble museum in Creglingen



The thimble museum is located 1 km out of Creglingen, opposite the „Herrgottskirche“ with its famous „Riemenschneideraltar“, in the “Lieblichen Taubertal“ between Bad Mergentheim and Rothenburg ob der Tauber – at the “Romantic Road.

Thimbles and sewing tools from all continents, from antiquity to modern times are shown in an expressive way. From simple thimble for daily use to valuable decoration thimbles in manifold forms and different materials, for the viewer an own world is created.

Opening hours for the museum


1. April - 31.October 2020:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am - 12.30am + 2.00pm - 5.00pm

1. November – 31. December 2020:
Tuesday to Sunday: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

closed: 24./25./31.December 2020

For groups it is also possible to come outside the opening hours by appointment.
For groups we offer a little introduction in German about the history of thimbles which gives a deep insight from the time of the Neanderthals up to today. Please announce!

From June 11th 2020 the museum will be open again to individuals under the prescribed hygiene regulations. Since max. 6-8 people can be in the museum at the same time, there may be waiting times. We are currently unable to receive groups due to space constraints.

From 01.01.2021, we will only be open to groups of 10 or more by prior arrangement. January + February closed!

Telefon: +49(0)7933-370, Fax: +49(0)7933-443,



Adults:  € 2,50 
Groups of 10 people, each person: € 2,00 
cildren up to 15 years: € 1,00
Students: € 2,00

Family: € 6,00 (parents with their own children under 15 years)

Museum brochure

Museum brochure
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