Plans to convert Prince’s iconic Paisley Park estate/production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota are moving forward with the first public tours scheduled to start Oct. 6.
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The museum will give Prince fans from around the world a view into the late musician’s 65,000 square foot creative space which has become legendary in the music industry.
“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” said Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister 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.”
Currently, the project is in the beginning stages with an application for development review and business plan submitted to the City of Chanhassen.
While the Estate will maintain ownership of the museum, a property management team will operate the museum and provide the initial funding for capital improvements.
According to the plan documents, the museum will feature guided tours through the main floor of Paisley Park, including the studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest songs.
Prince’s video editing suites, rehearsal rooms, private NPG Music Club, and the soundstage and concert hall where he rehearsed and held private events and concerts will also be accessible to visitors.
Thousands of items from Prince’s personal archives including his clothing, awards, instruments, artwork, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles and some rare music and recordings will be on display at the museum.
Prince’s siblings and close friends have said it was always his intention to have the estate become a museum for his fans. They said they hope it will serve as a showcase for his genius, while honoring his legacy and spreading his strong sense of family and community.