Vasily Makarovitch liked this house. He worked here successfully. "Mummy, I have only one desire: don't sell the house when I am not here. When I come, we'll think over what to do. I plan to live here in future and I like this house. After this great film I think to deal with the cinema rather seldom. It is better to live and to work at home. Not for ever, but for a long time, just about a year. And I dream of working here in my native village," - wrote Shukshin to his Mother in spring 1974.
Original household articles are the heart of the exposition. Shukshin presented his Mother many things. There are also embroidered and knitted things made by Maria Sergeevna. There are 4 rooms and a hall in the house.
There is a Russian stove in the kitchen. Here mother backed potato cabbage and guelder rose pies. The bed in made up in the style of the 1940s - 1950s. In son's bedroom there are his private things, among them a table, a typewriter, an ash-tray and a pipe. On the wall there are portraits of his grandparents Popovs painted by Shukshin's friend V.Ermilov in 1967.