“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson said in a statement issued by Bremer Trust, the current managers of the late legendary artist’s estate, which remains unresolved. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime.
“Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place,” Nelson added.
Guests can traverse the main floor of Paisley Park, which houses the late singer’s recording and mixing studios. Visitors will also view his video editing suites, rehearsal spaces and private NPG Music Club. The tour includes a look at the soundstage and concert hall where he held many storied private events and rehearsed before hitting the road.
Thousands of items from Prince’s personal archives will also be on display, including clothing, awards, instruments and motorcycles.
“The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” according to the official statement by Prince’s siblings. “Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.”
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Museum tickets go on sale on Friday at 3 p.m. ET for tours beginning on October 6th via the official Paisley Park website.
Prince’s estate is still under contention following his untimely death on April 21st. He left no known will. Earlier in the month, Bremer Trust was granted approval to sell six of the late musician’s properties via Minnesota Judge Kevin Eide’s ruling. Meanwhile, in July, Eide threw out 30 individual claims to Prince’s estate.
The BET Awards featured numerous tributes to Prince, by The Roots, Erykah Badu and more. Watch here.