Our Henderson Rd Bookshop is open Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm and Sat 9am-1pm. 

ARHSnsw Re-Opening

With the announcements of businesses being able to reopen from 11 October, the ARHSnsw will be looking to reopen to a staged approach. This will allow us to comply with Government restrictions and rules, and stay on top of our obligations while still offering a level of service to members and the public.

Firstly, the bookshop at 5 Henderson Rd Alexandria will open on 12 October.  The opening hours will be Tuesday to Friday, 9.00am to 3.00pm.  These days and times may vary as we transition to opening up fully, so please keep an eye on our website.  (This date will only change if required to by Government regulation)

The current rules require that:

  1. Retail stores can reopen under the 1 person per 4sqm rule for double-vaccinated customers (unvaccinated people will continue to only be able to access critical retail).
  2. Masks will remain mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises, on planes and at airports.
  3. https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/FACT%20SHEET.pdf

The Archives will not reopen until Monday 1 November.

Archive Volunteers

Archive volunteers will be able to return from Monday 1 November, however all volunteers must be FULLY VACCINATED.  Proof of this will need to be presented on arrival.

Bookshop Volunteers

For the Bookshop, we will not be requiring volunteers before the 1 November.  The requirements needed in the Bookshop has changed and Sara will be in contact in due course.  You also will need to be FULLY VACCINATED and show proof of this before entering the premises.  You will be required to wear a mask while on the premises.


Visitors to our building will also need to be FULLY VACCINATED and be able to show proof of this before entering.  All visitors will also be required to wear a mask.

These conditions are what we are required to do as a business to permit reopening.  We ask everyone for their cooperation during this period and to be patient and abide by the rules, so we do not have to ask you to leave.  If we all abide by the rules then this will help us remain open and not have to close our doors for longer.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back, resuming all of our normal operations as we are able, and serving our great members, customers and enthusiasts.


Paul Scells
General Manager
Australian Railway Historical Society NSW Division