Science and Technology Museum shows off new display of classic locomotives

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Science and Technology Museum shows off new display of classic locomotives

The Canada Science and Technology Museum opened its doors to the media Thursday to give a glimpse of how the museum's renewal is progressing, highlighted by a sneak peek of its new display of its iconic locomotives.

The Ottawa museum is undergoing an $80 million renovation after closing in September 2014 due to mould and a leaky roof. 

It's scheduled to reopen in November of this year with over 7,400 square metres of new exhibit space. 

That includes a new temporary exhibition hall and a new exhibit featuring its famous locomotive collection called Steam: A World in Motion, which looks at how steam technology impacted transportation in Canada.

Members of the local media got a tour of the new gallery spaces today, in the midst of ongoing construction.