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The Old Umbrella Shop

60 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03 6331 9248
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Launceston
Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Sites
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining
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English first
Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
75 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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323 reviews 323 reviews
160 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hobart, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had a lovely visit to the umbrella shop. So interesting, packed with lovely umbrellas and other goodies. Volunteer was very knowledgeable about the history and other information for holidaying in tassie. The shop fittings and display of old 100+ year old umbrellas are very good.

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Brisbane
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We ran through the streets looking for this shop before we headed to the airport and it was well worth it. Two lovely ladies who wanted to chat were in there and there are a lot of nice and unusual things to look at, not only umbrellas as I thought. Unfortunately the umbrellas are not as cheap as I could... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Quaint little shop. Was a mixed bag of selling some umbrellas. But had a whole lot of other times too. Ok to browse, but not somewhere you would make a point to visit.

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