In 1964, a museum of fine arts was organized and opened in Valuykah. The founder of the museum is the People's Artist of the Kyrgyz SSR, laureate of the Prize named after Toktogul Satylganov, born on the Valuy land, Alexander Illarionovich Ignatiev. A gift to his native city A.I. Ignatiev transferred 80 works of painting and graphics, thirty of which belonged to his brush, as well as twenty works of famous Soviet sculptors. The presented collection marked the beginning of the formation of the museum collection.
In June 2002, the Valuysky Museum received a new status, became a historical and artistic one, as it forms its collection not only from graphic sources, but also through the acquisition of monuments of writing, archeology, history and the material heritage of the Valuysk Territory.
In addition to the museum collection, the Valuy Museum of History and Art has a library stock of about 3,000 items of local history, ethnographic, art history and reference books and scientific periodicals.