How the Museum started:
The Museum is managed by a Trust which was set up in 1985 by the Museum's founder, the late Lyndon Charles Pallot, a well loved and respected Jersey character more commonly known as ‘Don'. The L C Pallot Trust was established with the object of promoting the permanent preservation of steam engines, farm machinery, vehicles and much more, the Trustees are Don's surviving 4 sons and 4 daughters.
The Museum was opened to the public in 1990, in those days it was housed in older adjacent buildings. The Engine Shed and Victorian Style Station Platform were later constructed and officially opened on Liberation Day 1996 by Senator Dick Shenton. The large extension to the Engine Shed, which was completed in 2002, provides an ideal setting for the vast and varied array of exhibits. A Church Pipe Organ and Compton Theatre Organ were amongst the many exhibits painstakingly moved into their much brighter and spacious location. The well attended official opening ceremony took place on Liberation Day 2002, Mr Michael Wilcock, owner of the former Jersey Motor Museum, cut the ribbon and declared the new Pallot Steam Museum open.
The Museum premises are leased to the Trust by the family owned Property Company. The Museum's only source of income is from admission charges, sales of souvenirs, donations and profits from the two annual Steam Fayres which are held in May and the Autumn, over the years, more than £40,000 has been donated to various Charities from Steam Fayre profits. No other financial support is available. Two full time members of staff are employed and undertake a variety of jobs. Administration and supervision duties are undertaken voluntarily by the Trustees in order to keep running costs to a minimum.