The ATB Museum and Local Public Transport
On the occasion of its centenary in 2007, ATB opened the ATB and Local Public Transport Museum at its premises in Via Gleno. The Museum reconstructs the hundred years since the company was founded and illustrates the changes in transport in Bergamo.
The Museum is dedicated to the city and is an opportunity to take an emotional trip back in time to explore the history of the ATB and the city. Suitable for all ages, the Museum was designed with primary and secondary school students (grades 1 and 2) in mind, as an educational tool on the subject of sustainable transport.
The Museum is laid out with an educational route within which visitors can explore find out about the history of ATB and local public transport, and features the latest interactive video multi-media technology.
The layout includes panels illustrating the main events in the history of public transport, display cases containing souvenirs and tools from the past, and two 'historic' funicular trains restored for the occasion and fitted out as part of a multimedia project.
The two historic carriages are the focal point of the multimedia show, and one has been transformed into a 'time-travelling funicular' which takes visitors on a virtual journey through the history of public transport in the city.
Finally, thanks to another multimedia installation, visitors will also uncover what is under the bodywork of buses and funicular trains.
The history and evolution of public transport in Bergamo is also documented by photographic material, historic designs, documents and exhibits.
In addition, the exhibition also includes some important mechanical parts.