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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting

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Lovely gift shop

Not so many umbrellas, but a very nice gift shop with friendly and helpful staff. We did buy an umbrella, but lots more very good products as well as information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very informative staff, So many styles of umbrellas, happy we took the time to visit. Was surprised to see a horse umbrella!!! As avid collectors we found several quality umbrellas to add. Also stock variety of books, fine bone china and Tasmanian wood items. Well worth a visit :-) we'll be back as they have umbrellas from multiple countries.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Gorgeous quaint little shop with large range of pretty umbrellas & unique gifts experienced staff also gave historic information well worth a visit

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not so many umbrellas, but a very nice gift shop with friendly and helpful staff. We did buy an umbrella, but lots more very good products as well as information.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This isnt just an umbrella shop. They sell all sorts of wonderful things. Also, the two elderly ladies who were there when we were were lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A lot of old world charm but very small and full of touristy knick knacks.Worth a visit though if you want something different but on the pricy side

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Built in the 1860's this is probably the last genuine period shop in Tasmania. The shop is preserved by the National Trust and is run by volunteers. A great wee place to buy unusual presents, and of course umbrellas.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

with its delightful heritage facade and historic photos this little shop is full of atmosphere. With dedicated volunteer staff - its well worth a quick visit - and a great place to buy your umbrella or quality gifts!

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Proserpine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you want to buy a really sturdy strong umbrella - pay the money, its worth it. I went there on a wet and windy day. My umbrella had popped inside out several times - but their sturdy umbrella - bright or muted colour options, is highly recommended. I missed the shop location twice on local directions.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Some interesting items to purchase, but is really more of a tourist information centre with the worst customer service I have ever seen. Don't waste your time, so much more interesting in Launceston.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I love umbrellas. A delightful old shop with umbrella history. The shop has lots of nice gifts and a display of historical umbrellas. The shop also has a cabinet full of umbrellas you can purchase. Lovely ladies opened a lot of umbrellas for me to view. I did purchase two. Well worth a visit.

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