Photography: Bobak Ha'Eri

Prince’s family have announced plans to open the star’s iconic Paisley Park property to fans, with public tours of the studio and surroundings beginning 6 October.

‘Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime,’ said a statement from his family. ‘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 Minneapolis compound was home to Prince’s creative endeavours from 1985 right up to his death in April this year. At 65,000 square feet, the property contains ‘thousands of artefacts from his personal archives’ according to Bremer Trust, the company now overseeing Prince’s estate.

The tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, who look after tours at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 2pm CET. It’s good news for fans who had recently feared the property may be sold – earlier this month it was reported that the $7m property was set to hit the market, with family gearing up to fight the sale.

[Via FACT]

Read next: Inside Paisley Park – the haven that shaped Prince’s sound.

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