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The Old Umbrella Shop

60 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03 6331 9248
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

As a National Trust Member I was so proud to visit this beautiful shop full of character. It was like stepping back in time.

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Sydney Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is an old federation type shop that sells mainly umbrellas, but it also has a variety of other wares. It's staffed by volunteers who are only too happy to help. If you go on a saturday, it closes at 12pm. If your after an unusual umbrella, or a kids one even, pay them a visit!

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This older style shopping experience is worth a drop in and catch up with some interesting local volunteers. Some unique purchasers available, great for gifts back home too.

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Launceston, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a fun and quirky little store with some lovely things to purchase, particularly umbrellas. The lovely ladies behind the counter are also very knowledgable and helpful about Launceston.

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Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely old shop with much of its old charm. Delightful ladies volunteer to help you decide what to buy from the huge variety of items - even umbrellas for sale. A good place for the kids to spend their money as many items are very reasonably priced. You are welcome just to pop in and browse too.

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Robertson, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A walk back in time as we were told it is the oldest shop in Launceston. Operated by The National Trust, there are several darling lady volunteers who are a delight. Not only are there umbrella's galore, but a wonderful assortment of gifts and souvenir's. Interestingly I purchased a book there for $20 only to see the same book in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Found this shop when we needed it. We were getting pretty well drenched when we came upon this shop. Great selection and knowledgeable assistance. Loved all the different possibilities.

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Fingal, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Tiny shop staffed by friendly volunteers, and heritage listed. They have displays of historic umbrellas !! and newer ones for sale. I purchased one for a Garden Party event, and it is very good quality and difficult to find the variety elsewhere.

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Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

the ever so friendly and helpful staff in this shop made my visit there a very pleasant experience, the perfect place to buy a gift

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New South Wales, Australia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a lovely old shop run by volunteers who are a delight to talk with about the old days of the shop. There are gifts to buy as well as a display of old umbrellas , even one for a horse !

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