A rhino horn from Mugabe, a gold sword from Gaddafi.. and a Wigan Warriors shirt KIM’S KIT...
Inside Kim Jong-un’s mad museum celebrating the glory of North Korea Insidekim’skorea
proof limousine from Soviet leader Stalin in 1950.
A crocodile-skin suitcase came from Cuba’s Fidel Castro and a silver tea set from Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2001.
Three limited edition Spalding basketballs, a gift from former NBA star Dennis Rodman, are behind a huge glass case. Rodman has met basketball-obsessed Kim at least three times since 2013.
On his second visit there the star gave Kim a signed jersey from the Harlem Globetrotters, who performed for him in North Korea in 2013.
One room features huge portraits of Kim with world leaders – including a powerful image from his June
Motor from Stalin Gift from Libya’s Col Gaddafi Pictures:
summit in Singapore with US President Donald Trump. There are stuffed polar bears and towering brown bears – gifts from firms in China and Russia.
Guarded by henchmen with gleaming silver Kalashnikovs, the centre opened on August 26, 1978, and consists of over 150 rooms covering a huge area of 70,000 square metres.
Our guide is Han Jong-suk, a lady in her 60s with a sweet smile. She proudly tells how she devoted her life Mugabe sent horn from Africa to caring for the exhibition so that she could educate the people of Kim’s “great standing” in the world.
She beamed while revealing if you were to spend one minute looking at each artefact it would take more than six months to see everything. Speaking through a government minder who tracked our every move in the country, she said: “I have worked here for 40 years and it is my life’s work and honour.
“The exhibition demonstrates for the world to see how respected our great leaders are and how supreme leader Kim Jong-un is admired as the greatest leader in the world.”
As our tour continues two lifesize waxwork figures of Kim Il-sung and Mirror exclusive from behind North Korea lines
Rugby shirt sent from UK Mirror’s Myers opens 4-ton door Gifts to Jong-un are on display