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

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Umbrella Heaven

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Heather B
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice place to buy some souvenirs in very affordable prices. There are umbrellas as well :) The volunteers working in the shop were very lovely and helpful. The shop itself is quite impressive and worth a look.

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Warners Bay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Museum of interesting umbrellas of the past, well worth a look. 2 lovely ladies, great conversation, with a variety of goodies apart from pretty brollies for sale.

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Langley City, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

They were closing and locking the doors at noon just after we walked in the door. Really it's just a gift shop with some old umbrella displays on the wall. Friendly staff neat little knick knacks.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice old building. That's all. Display of old umbrellas. Ok, but that takes 30 seconds. New ones are behind the counter, so you can't pick them up and check quality, size etc. Too awkward to ask them repeatedly to pass them over all the time. Didn't look that exciting either for a store dubbed "the umbrella shop". Few other junk... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Plenty of brollies but the shop feels like a great step back in time inside. There's even a small umbrella history section!

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Launceston, Australia
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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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