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Address: 60 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6331 9248
Today
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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Step back in time

A bygone era when the umbrella was a fashion statement but the display of old umbrellas was lovely. I guess the rainfall in Launceston demands being prepared. The historic shop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernadette L
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bygone era when the umbrella was a fashion statement but the display of old umbrellas was lovely. I guess the rainfall in Launceston demands being prepared. The historic shop is beautiful. It is a privilege to step into a well loved part of local history. Thank you National Trust.

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Thank Bernadette L
Canberra, Australia
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692 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 754 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Besides selling a variety of umbrellas the tiny shop sells a range of good quality Australia souvenirs. My only complaint is that the shop assistants talk to the customers for too long, thereby causing other customers to wait an unreasonable length of time to be served.

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Thank Canberra_Traveller
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

What an awesome experience this shop is. Stocks a lovely large range of umbrellas as well as unique toys, gift wares and souvenirs. The staff are absolutely lovely, passionate and ever so helpful. Good old fashioned service. They even use an old antique till that still works and is in working order, which is lovely to see. Loved the interaction... More 

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Thank limeclaw
Australia
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415 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

What a great experience to see such an original shop. You don't need to stay long but worth a short deviation to stop by.... YMMV

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Thank wing6rider-Australia
Brisbane, Australia
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163 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We visited the Old Umbrella Shop after a walk around the city. This is now controlled by the national trust and manned by volunteers. Everything is as original. The fascia, the interior even the old cash register. There is a wide range of vintage umbrellas as well as other items. The ladies were very informative and told us of the... More 

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Thank DarylN294
Sydney, Australia
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Really friendly volunteer shop in aid of a very worthwhile cause, full of intriguing items suitable for souvenirs and gifts and some practical items too like a new ferrule for my tired old walking stick.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This shop is set out lovely with lots of interesting things to look at. The building itself is very old. Parking is difficult to find, we had to circle the block a few times until we found a spot close by as we had our 87 year old mother with us.

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Thank tina s
Croydon, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A nice little shop run by the National trust of Tasmania. Some items from the past on display and souvenirs also available. The volunteer ladies who run the shop are nice, friendly and helpful people .The shop is small so don't take your cat. Worth a look.

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Thank Scamp2005
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Whilst on our little tour of Launceston, we went in this quaint little shop, because we had a map of what to see and it was on it. It was nice to see some of the older shops still up and running in the area and the ambience was very friendly and as it`s a national trust property, my partner... More 

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Thank katy1957
Victoria, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Very friendly staff, lovely collection of gifts, umbrellas and information. Tiny but fun and items reasonably priced.

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