The Museum is an Arts Council Accredited Museum and a Museum Arts Supporter
It is owned and funded by Newton Abbot Town Council, and has one full-time Curator, with one part-time Administrator, and is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers of all ages.
The Museum was opened in 1990. The museum is a small, but lively, museum with a focus on the Town and Great Western Railway history. St Leonard’s Tower (all that is left of the medieval Chapel in the centre of the town) is also managed by the Museum Curator and is open every Wednesday morning during the summer season.