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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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A touch of class!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Ruth D
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Old Umbrella Shop

Address: 60 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6331 9248
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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