Shuya Museum of Regional Studies was founded in 1968 by the people of the town. The Museum Funds are the gifts from the Shuya people. The most interesting are the collection of various birds' eggs, the collection of folk crafts of the 18-20th centuries, the 19-20th centuries art collection, personal documents of Shuya merchants, tradesmen, factory-owners and the representatives of the town authorities of the 19-20th centuries.
Since 1993 the Museum clercs have been making the Fund of Konstantin Balmont, one of the famous Russian poets-symbolists, who was born in the village of Gumnishchy of Shuya region.
The Museum is situated in the ancient building of the Town Duma which is standing in the historical part of the town. To the west of the Museum there is a part of the ancient Shuya Kremlin Wall. Shuya has been known from the middle of the 14th century. To the north of the Museum there is an architectural ensemble of the classical times.
To the cast of the Museum there can be seen the Ressurection Cathedral and the Bell Tower, 106 m high (the highest in Europe). The Museum exposition and exhibitions contain information about nature, history and everyday life of the Shuya inhabitants. There is also the collection of the ancient porcelain and the collection of portraits.
Nowadays the main direction of the Museum investidations concerns household and habit of the town people for many centuries.