10/10/2011 08:24 am ET Updated Dec 10, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum Opens In Austria (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A new museum dedicated to Arnold Schwarzenegger called "Arnie's Life" opened this weekend in Thal, Austria. The museum is set in his childhood home and features original movie props and personal memorabilia, the Telegraph reports.

The museum officially opened on July 30 -- Schwarzenegger's birthday -- and has so far seen more than 5,000 visitors, the museum's creator (and former classmate of Arnold) Peter Urdal told the New Zealand Herald.

Huge crowds gathered outside the museum to catch a glimpse of their hometown hero. The Arnold returned the favor, telling the fans: "Stay always hungry." "Stay hungry!" - That was one of my first movies. And that has always been my philosophy of life. That's the message this house shall send."

Former Governor of California, body builder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, has gotten a lot of bad press stateside lately after it came to light that he fathered a child out of wedlock. His marriage with Maria Shriver subsequently ended after 25 years.

Check out photos and video from the inauguration below.