Dearly beloved reader, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life, and here’s some news that will help with that: Paisley Park, the sprawling estate 20 miles outside of Minneapolis where Prince lived, worked, recorded, jammed, played basketball, and hosted dance parties, will become a museum, the singer’s family announced. For the last four months, since the iconic musician’s unexpected death at the age of 57, the status of the 50,000-square-foot home had been up in the air.
Bremer Trust, the bank that has been acting as the administrator of the singer’s estate, alongside the family, said they have submitted paperwork to the City of Chanhassan, Minnesota, and expects the museum to open in October.
“The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” his siblings said in a joint statement. “Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that there will be daily guided tours of the facilities, including the recording studios, editing suites, performances halls, and rehearsal spaces. On display will also be a goldmine of Prince memorabilia, including award statuettes, guitars, and his motorcycles.
The museum opens October 3, and tickets can be purchased starting today at 3 p.m.