The Bathurst Rail Museum demonstrates an exemplar meeting of heritage architecture with striking new buildings. Quality architecture is derived from careful understanding of context, function, and the business case that will enliven a precinct of spaces & places for re-invigorated public enjoyment. A building that once anchored a community is restored to a precinct that inspires the community’s understanding of its history and gives new confidence in its future. The complex brings together the old people of railway & the youngest of the next generation to enjoy and explore a connection that built a town. This is how a ‘Place’ is made.