A museum dedicated to the actor-politician opened in his childhood home in Austria.

A museum dedicated to the life and work of Austria's greatest film export, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has opened in the actor-politician's home village of Thal, near Graz.

The museum is located in the first-floor flat where Schwarzenegger lived as a boy with his policeman father Gustav, mother Aurelia, and stepbrother Meinhard. With no electricity and a “pit” toilet, it suggests Schwarzenegger's early life was genuinely spartan.

Several of Schwarzenegger's personal items from his childhood and teenage years – including his bed and first weight-training equipment – are on display. Visitors can also inspect life-size statues of Schwarzenegger as he appeared in the documentary Pumping Iron and the Terminator movie. Guardian

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