While a judge determines which of Prince’s relatives (and those alleging to be relatives) will be divvying up his vast fortune, the late musician’s iconic home/studio will live on as a museum devoted to all things Prince.
According to a press release issued by Bremer Trust (which is responsible for handling Prince’s estate after he died without leaving a will), Paisley Park will soon be opened to the public for daily tours.
“Millions of Prince fans worldwide will have the unprecedented opportunity to tour the legendary, 65,000- square-foot complex, which served as the production studio and creative oasis for one of the greatest and most beloved music artists of all time,” announces the press release.
“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” stated Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister. “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.”
According to the plan, the tours will take visitors throughout Paisley Park, including the recording and mixing studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed many of his biggest hits. “Tours will also include Prince’s video editing suites, rehearsal rooms, private NPG Music Club, and a massive soundstage and concert hall where he rehearsed for tours and held exclusive private events and concerts,” adds the release. “Also featured will be thousands of artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles 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 an official statement from Prince’s siblings. “Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honour his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community. We are excited to open the doors of Paisley Park and share Prince’s magic with all of his fans.”
Tickets will beging going on sale on Friday, August 26 at OfficialPaisleyPark.com, with tours starting October 6, 2016. Visit