The museum is governed by a trust board that meets bi-monthly and is chaired by Helen Brown.
The board structure includes a representative of:
Most of the museum’s projects are carried out by museum staff with volunteer labour. Specialists skills are brought in on a contract basis.
The museum is also served by a Patron, a longstanding former board member, Nigel Hampton QC, and by the Kāhui Korowai, a special advisory group of volunteers who provide invaluable advice and support to the board.