Top things to do in Western BAM

Notable Building in Severobaikalsk

Railway Station

The epicentre of SB’s world is a striking construction with a nostalgically stranded steam locomotive standing guard to the right. The sweeping architectural design of the brave-new-world station resembles a ski jum…
Museum in Bratsk

Angara Village

Some 12km from Tsentralny, this impressive open-air ethnographic museum contains a rare 17th-century wooden watchtower and buildings rescued from submerged old Bratsk. A series of shaman sites and Evenki chumy (tepe…
Market in Severobaikalsk


Baikal fish, smoked and sun-dried, cedar pine nuts, sagaan-dalya and other local herbs – you'll find all of this in the small but bustling market located in the heart of town.
Museum in Severobaikalsk

BAM Museum

Having moved into larger premises, the town’s friendly museum has exhibits on BAM railway history (workers’ medals, grainy black-and-white photos, ‘old’ BAM tickets), some Buryat artefacts and a few mammoth bones. A…
Museum in Western BAM

Regional Museum

Nizhneangarsk's Regional Museum chases the history of the region back to the 17th century and includes several Evenki exhibits. The museum often hosts performances by the local Evenki folklore collective Sinilga, wh…
Eastern European in Bratsk

Rock Garret

A restaurant, a pub and a rock-music venue – this all-in-one place is about the best option for an evening out in Bratsk. The menu is a carnivore's delight with a few Siberian elements, such as moose cutlets. Home-b…
Vegetarian in Bratsk


In a gloomy macho town like Bratsk, this tidy vegetarian cafeteria comes as a pleasant surprise. Admittedly the lentil soup and samosas have lost any signs of their Indian roots, but perhaps it is the beginning of S…
Grill in Severobaikalsk

Bar Bison

There are all kinds of shashlyk and other grilled meat in this little restaurant-bar located in what looks like a construction-site cabin by the town's market. Local Tikhonov & Sons beer is on tap. Gets a little…
Italian in Severobaikalsk


Pizzas, pastas and really good coffee served in pleasant Italianesque premises, decorated with pictures of Venice and Rome. Sometimes closes for banquets on the weekend.
Museum in Western BAM

School Museum

The small, informal school museum in Baikalskoe has hands-on exhibits which tell the story of the village from the Stone Age to the seal hunts of the 20th century.