Arnold Schwarzenneger’s Austrian home opens as a museum

'Terminator' motorbike, childhood bed and pit toilet on show at Thal attraction

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s childhood home in Austria has opened as a museum.

The attraction, in the village of Thal, features a range of exhibits from throughout the 64-year-old’s acting and political career, reports BBC News.

A motorbike from one of his Terminator films, a set of dumb-bells, a pit toilet and a copy of a desk he used as Governor Of California are on show at the museum.

Artefacts from earlier in his life, such as his childhood bed, are also on show. Curator Peter Urdi commented:

This is where he first started to dream of success.


Museum co-ordinator Helga Forstner added:

He was a little farm boy and his career was so exciting and so special and I think the Austrian people are really proud.

Schwarzenegger left the village at the age of 19, although he has given the project his approval. He apparently visited the attraction on June 21 and was “excited” by the exhibits.

The actor, whose last major film role was in 2004’s Around The World In 80 Days, spoke about a return to acting earlier this year after leaving the governors’ office.

His wife Maria Shriver filed for divorce earlier this month after revelations that Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with one of his household staff.