Al Roker Visits Prince's "Untouched" Paisley Park Museum—Take a Look Inside

Famous home to open up to the public soon

By Francesca Bacardi Oct 05, 2016 1:36 PMTags
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Al Roker was lucky enough to get an early look at the soon-to-be public museum that is Prince's Paisley Park, and he gave viewers a first look Wednesday morning on the Today show.

Touring Prince's iconic home and music studio, Roker showed fans his "untouched" music studio, the "Purple Rain" room and more. Nothing in the "When Doves Cry" crooner's home has been touched, so sheets of music with notes on them remain on a stand. The museum's archivist also gave Roker a glimpse of a few of Prince's 6,000 pieces of clothing. When Roker looked at the labels to find out who designed the late legendary singer's clothes, the archivist revealed that each label read Prince.

"All 6,000 pieces of clothing were custom made," she dished to Roker.

Prince: A Life in Pictures

The Today show weather forecaster also caught up with two of Prince's sisters, Sharon Nelson and Norrine Nelson, who opened up about their late brother's home-turned-museum.

"The spirit of Prince is here," Norrine noted.

"And he did plan it to be a museum," Sharon added. "Everything is strategically placed, and when the fans come in they'll see that it is." 

"It's truly Prince," said Norrine. "He had a vision and he finished it."

Prince died on April 21 at the age of 57 of an opioid overdose. After his passing, Prince's ex-wives, Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia, held a private, star-studded memorial in which close friends and family paid tribute to their fallen friend. Shortly after his death, many celebrities, including Spike Lee, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson, honored the singer with performances and dance parties.

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