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The Old Umbrella Shop

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Address: 60 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6331 9248
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting

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Umbrella shop

Quaint. Historical. Excellent retail items. Wonderful staff. In the city. Gorgeous umbrellas. Liked the variety of products.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Tessa W
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Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Quaint. Historical. Excellent retail items. Wonderful staff. In the city. Gorgeous umbrellas. Liked the variety of products.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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49 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The ladies here were so friendly and helpful and we enjoyed seeing the collection of vintage and antique umbrellas amidst a selection of new merchandise, gifts, and collectibles.

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Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love this shop... I am an umbrella collector so this is right up my alley. Great selection and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not worth a visit. They have kept a few of the old umbrellas just to be able to say that they are an umbrella shop - most of the usual gift shop items. Not what we expected. Expensive gifts.

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Penshurst, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is quaint and I buy my umbrellas here every time I visit. The volunteers in this shop are lovely and the selection of umbrellas make you wish for the next rainfall so you can walk out in it in style.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

At first glance you think - just another shop, but being one of the very first shopfronts and unchanged since built, the history here is amazing and well worth a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Unusual and interesting things there that u don't see in other places. It's good to find a store that has different things than other places

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Koroit, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The 2 elderly volunteers were a hoot. Love all of it Have hundreds of differant items including all types of umbrellas

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Sunbury, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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