Prince‘s Paisley Park has opened its doors for the first time to give a glimpse of its new status as a music museum.
The late artist, who died back in April, always intended for the compound – where he lived and recorded after its construction in 1988 – to be transformed into a museum once he passed away, leaving behind guidelines on such aspects as how he wanted visitors to walk through Paisley Park during the tour.
And while the opening of the new museum to the public was delayed yesterday (October 4), members of Prince’s family exclusively invited NBC News’ Today programme for a first look around Paisley Park a day before its new opening date.
Presenter Al Roker was permitted access to Prince’s recording studios, where handwritten notes by the musician have been left untouched since his passing, the ‘Purple Rain Room’ (containing memorabilia from the film and album of the same name) and the ‘NPG Music Club’, where Prince entertained friends and guests.
Watch the Paisley Park piece, via NBC News’ Today programme, below.
Roker also spoke to two of Prince’s sisters, with Sharon Nelson commenting that the museum was “truly Prince. He thought all this through. He had a vision and he finished it.”