Arnold Schwarzenegger’s childhood home turned into museum

London: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s childhood home in his birthplace of Thal in southern Austria has been turned into a museum.

Schwarzenegger, 64, was not present for the event that had been timed to coincide with his birthday, but organisers said he will be attending a grander opening in Austria at a later date, the Telegraph reported.

The two-storey light yellow house in Thal in southern Styria has been restored to look as it did when Schwarzenegger first came into the world on July 30, 1947.

Among the 1,000 objects and photos on display are his very first weights, with which the future champion bodybuilder started training, as well as the desk behind which he sat as California governor.

Monitors also recall Schwarzenegger’s Hollywood career, with trailers from his various films, while a life-size model of his ‘Terminator’ stands in a corner.

It is unclear when the actor will visit his first home for the grand opening, but he was expected to bring with him a 10-foot high bronze statue he commissioned from a US artist to adorn the outside of the museum.


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