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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 - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Olde Worlde Gem

Love this place for gifts, especially for overseas folks. The childrens umbrellas have been a real hit. National Trust outlet with discount for members and with a museum-standard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place for gifts, especially for overseas folks. The childrens umbrellas have been a real hit. National Trust outlet with discount for members and with a museum-standard display in a glass cabinet along one wall. One tip, if you intend to join, make sure you do so before handing over purchases and getting your discount!

Thank TopcatAustralia
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This quaint shop is a step back to a bygone peaceful time. The ladies display is well staged and presented. The friendly staff are happy to share their knowledge with you.

Thank jillnind50
Bali, Indonesia
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very charming coupl eof very helpful ladies in this shop. I bought two brollies some reusable souvenir shopping bags and a couple of other gifts items - centre of town so easy to walk to :)

Thank sophie d
Launceston, Australia
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91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint and classy, but still just an umbrella shop. Not sure what the real attraction is with this place.

Thank Cached
Launceston, Australia
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely staff who are mostly National Trust volunteers. Great range of goods to choose from and well priced, top quality umbrellas.

Thank Michele H
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While they have a short wall of historical umbrellas the rest of the shop is just a generic gift shop. They do stock some umbrellas but your basic bog-standard ones from Shelta, clifton (i think). Would have like to see more unusual umbrellas stocked, silk ones with funky designs perhaps? Funny shapes? I would have liked to buy an umbrella... More 

Thank 84dot2016
Launceston, Australia
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79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volunteers work in this charming shop- step back to yester year and enjoy the ambience. Lovely range of items, most not seen elsewhere.

Thank TwofromtheNorth
Bulahdelah, Australia
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small shop in central Launceston. Easy to find on a walk through the city. What makes this place worth the time, is the volunteer staff. Happy to chat, very knowledgeable on places to visit, with a good historical background. If you are in the area, with a spare 30mins to fill in, drop in for an informative chat.

Thank WendyAnn2014
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to browse knicks-knacks that go beyond your average tourist souvenir, this place is interesting to visit. On one wall, they have (under glass, you can't obviously touch), several examples of historic umbrellas. Although I didn't ask, the shop assistants probably know all the stories. In the rest of the shop, they have more modern umbrellas for sale... More 

Thank NomadinSydney
Mount Lawley, Australia
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162 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The national trust could do more to buy and more umbrella that will assist in making the establishment a truly unique tourist attraction. Start looking for unique umbrellas that can easily be accessed from other parts of the world. So please try a little harder to stock square,rectangle and dome shaped umbrellas

Thank Andrew M

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