The museum houses a collection of archaeological, which includes objects found in burial Churkinsky on the river Zheleznitsa (a long time this place was the only monument of the Mesolithic in the Nizhny Novgorod region), on Lake Borovskîå, where they found fragments of comb-ceramic and flint tools.
Museum exhibits ancient weapons, the military uniforms of the XVII century (shield and helmet in the eastern work, chain mail), which is found in our ancient city.
A special place is occupied by a unique collection of tiles (izrazets) of Balakhna XVII - XIX centuries, which differ in the grace and originality of the picture, beautiful colors and intricate shapes. Balakhna's master left posterity imperishable beauty of his art that never ceases to amaze us with their originality. Many visitors of museums in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, admire Balakhna tiles and praises unknown masters. Balakhna' glazed tiles deserve close study and research these days.
Balakhna has long been famous for his piety. In XVII century the town had 50 wooden churches, and later rebuilt in the white stone (there were about 20). The museum kept the church articles, vestments of the priests XVIII - XIX centuries. There's a rich and beautiful collection of lace, too. Balakhna lace exceeded in quality and variety of patterns Brussels lace. The members of the Tsarist family prefered Balakhna lace, it was also transported to aris, Vienna, London, New York