‘Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time’
Back in April, Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Philips announced that the icon’s Paisley Park compound was going to be turned into a museum. “It would be for the fans,” he said at the time. “He was all about the fans – this would remember his music, which is his legacy.”
Now, it seems to actually be happening. According to reports on NBC’s KARE 11, the famed Minneapolis estate – which is around 65,000 square feet in size – is going to be open for public tours from October. Visitors will apparently be able to tour the late icon’s recording studios, video editing suites, rehearsal spaces, and his private NPG Music Club. They will also get to check out thousands of items from Prince’s personal collection; including instruments, clothes and motorcycles.
“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. "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.”
“The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” she added. “Most important, the museum will display Prince's genius, honour his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.”
Museum tickets go on sale on Friday at 3pm ET, and you can pick up yours on the official Paisley Park website.