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The Old Umbrella Shop

60 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03 6331 9248
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Sites
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining
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Robertson, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Taree, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Brisbane, Australia
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86 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dropped in to ask about some information on walking trails. They didn't have the map i was after but were very welcoming and helpful. The store is warm and full of intriguing oddments. PS I was able to get the historic walking trail map online.

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Victoria
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362 reviews 362 reviews
176 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A pleasant gift shop with a range of bits and pieces in addition to umbrellas. If you're wondering past, call in but as a previous reviewer said, it's not worth searching out.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The place is oldish. Nothing really spectacular to see in there. There are umbrellas for sale of all sizes. I expected to see the process of making or a workshop - there was none of that. Along the umbrellas it was an overpriced gift shop. I would not go out of my way to find this place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This little shop takes one back in time. Beautiful umbrellas to be seen and purchased, the ladies in the shop were lovely, happy to chat about the history of the shop. There was even an original old cash register in working order on the counter.

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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Old Umbrella Shop is an interesting mixture of contemporary information about Launceston, souvenirs for sale, and a display of an old style shop with umbrellas. I enjoyed the display, bought a souvenir, but mostly enjoyed talking to the women in the store about interesting things to see (such as various shopfronts) while walking around Launceston. Some of the shopfronts... More

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