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Address: 60 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, 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

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A blast from the past

We stopped in doing one of the walking trails. This is such a wonderful little shop manned by volunteers. Make sure you check out the old umbrellas on display and there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
izzybizzy167
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Brisbane, Australia
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Burnie, Australia
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful designs & colours. Quaint little store with such friendly & helpful staff. Worth going in if only just for a look

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Thank Shandie2
Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cute little shop is like stepping back in time. Along with umbrellas they also sell local crafts.

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Thank leannejamesm
Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in doing one of the walking trails. This is such a wonderful little shop manned by volunteers. Make sure you check out the old umbrellas on display and there is a little umbrella for a horse.

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Thank izzybizzy167
Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you are wandering through the shopping strip & come across this old shop - now operated by the National Trust - take the time to call in & see the range of umbrellas, the original timber display cases & eclectic collection of "odd things". You can also buy an umbrella if you are so inclined

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Thank JaydubAustralia
Launceston, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Bought a great umbrella that has lasted the Tassie weather. White with pink polker dots. Love the range of items available and bought many gifts for family and friends. Nostalgic feel.

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Thank Jenni L
Boonah, Australia
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131 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The shop is full of nic nacs and souvenirs. Two ladies were serving when we visited, but despite me offering a cheery hello they did not speak to us at all. Items were interesting but expensive and the lack of customer service saw us leave without making a purchase.

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Thank Kaye V
Australia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

very nice little gift shop run by old lady volunteers, good varied range of gifts, not too pricey and ofcourse a display of old umbrellas and you can by new ones.

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Thank hannahsbananas
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The shop sells souvenirs and umbrellas. There are some old umbrella on exhibit in the shelves, but it isn't very special. Not really worth a visit

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Thank Soh Y
Melbourne
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253 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Friendly ladies in this shop, continuously operated as an umbrella shop for a long long time...they have some old umbrellas to look at in cases and sell new umbrellas. I would like to have seen the back room set up more as it would have been in the day to make it more interesting and not just a shop. I... More 

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Thank MargaretPowell
Launceston
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I have been visiting this shop since I was little girl & now I take my grandchildren there to shop for something special. A little bit of everything for everyone is the easiest way to describe what is behind the front door. A tourist must see when in Launceston

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Thank Pat C

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