- Being managed by a Registered Society (an NGO), the Museum is run on the income from financial contributions/donations.
- Since 1971 till 1996, the main financial support was being provided by Gandhi Smarak Nidhi in the form of a Corpus Fund of Rs. 3.13 million, the interest on which was available for the expenditure. With the passage of time, the financial position of the Museum suffered badly due to inflation. In 1996 and again in 2007 Government of India came to its assistance with a Corpus Fund of Rs. 50 million each time.
- After 2007 only a token amount is being received from Gandhi Smarak Nidhi.
- Contributions/donations to the Museum, project based or otherwise, are welcome. Donations are entitled to tax exemption under Section 80G(5)(VI) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.