In a new Today show segment, Al Roker walks viewers through Prince’s Paisley Park museum ahead of its temporary public debut on Thursday. The official opening has been delayed until December due to zoning conflicts.
“Everything has been left just as Prince left it,” Roker says while going through the property’s Studio A.
In the video, Roker speaks with two of Prince’s sisters, Norrine and Sharon Nelson, about the museum. “The sprit of Prince is here,” Norrine tells Roker, while Sharon explains her brother’s incredible attention to detail: “He did plan it to be a museum. Everything is strategically placed.”
Visitors to the museum can see the recording area where Prince — who died in April at age 57 — was working on a jazz album that, according to Roker, will “eventually” be released, and an entire room has been dedicated to the Purple Rain phenomenon. The film plays on a loop while fans peruse the wardrobe, instruments and motorcycle from the movie — not to mention the Academy Award it won for Best Score and Best Original Song.
Watch the full video below.