Prince’s Paisley Park estate and studio to open for public tours
Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate and studio complex in Chanhassen, MN, will open for daily public tours starting 6 October, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday (Aug 24) .
“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” late artist’s sister Tyka Nelson said in a statement issued by Bremer Trust, the current managers of the late legendary artist’s estate.
“Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime” – Nelson added – “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 plan says the tours will include studios where Prince recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, and the soundstage where he rehearsed for tours and hosted exclusive private concerts. Visitors will also view his video editing suites, rehearsal spaces and private NPG Music Club. Thousands of items from Prince’s personal archives will also be on display, including clothing, awards, instruments and motorcycles.
Museum tickets go on sale on Friday (Aug 26) via the official Paisley Park website. Standard tickets will cost $38.50, but VIP tours will be offered for small groups priced at $100 or more. Tours will last about 70 minutes, starting every 10 minutes, and each group is expected to include 25-30 guests.