The museum is an old building built from rubble. This structure, which is a monument of architecture from the first half of the 19th century, served as a laundry room for the residents of Yelabuga.
Pure artesian water, used for rinsing and washing clothes, flowed through the wooden channels inside the building. Behind the old wooden door the visitors can see an authentic situation of a typical laundry room from the 10th century: female figures bent over vats, washing and rinsing clothes. There are also some bucket yokes, laundry baskets, and other items directly related to the process of washing. The texts on the tablets tell the history of soap making and ways of washing from different eras.