Ad. Hoven Village and school Museum Bredgade 8, Hoven 6880 Tarm Denmark
Hoven village museum
Our museum is located on the main street in Hoven. And it is a piece of
unique culture, and include Denmarks first Female College for Female primary school teachers.
Hoven village museum includes a fully functional Schoolroom as it were in 1907-1926. A living room, dining
You can explore our unique collection of, toys, old farm tools, prams, cookers, books, clothing, furniture and much more on the first floor.
floor also includes a small collection of uniforms and gear from the Local Danish Home Guard.
The experience of walking through the museum, feel how our great parents and great grandparents lived and remember,
at our museum you can touch the objects.
Feel free to enjoy your picnic in our beautiful museum garden.
Toilet on the back side of the main building
DANISH SCHOOL HISTORY
The schoolteacher was an important figure in the village at the end of the 19th century. He was usually of
peasant stock, but better educated, and had an authority that was almost – but not quite – on a par with the vicar. Before 1800, peasant children were often taught by the parish clerk who was salaried but not always very well educated. The situation
was even worse in schools with itinerant teachers or run by such as tradesmen, soldiers, or grammar school pupils. They were paid less but were also less well educated. After 1818, all schoolteachers had to attend a teacher-training college before being allowed
to teach. This led to more self-assured and, ultimately, more respected teachers. Until the middle of the 19th century, teachers were always male, although women were permitted to give private tuition to girls. In 1867, women were allowed to teach classes
of boys and the mixed classes of village schools, where they often became primary school teachers for the youngest pupils,
The village school was attended by children from the local rural community. In 1800, about
80% of the Danish population lived in the countryside, so village schools were responsible for educating the majority of children. Children of the poor and the prosperous sat side by side at their desks and, unlike town schools, boys and girls were taught
in the same classroom. After 1814, all children were obliged to go to school from the age of six or seven until their confirmation at the age of 14. But as well as going to school, they also had their chores at home, because children were an important source
of labour in the household or on the farm where they were employed. School attendance was often poor, particularly at first, but if the children remained absent without good reason, their parents – or their master – were fined. Not all country
children liked going to school.