The Emporium
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SMOAI76
Tasmania, Australia1,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Emporium is now called Doktor Mojo's and is well worth a visit.

Full of books, toys, coins, collectibles, small furniture items, funky soaps and incense and most importantly a great shop to buy and sell vinyl records.

Small shop so be prepared to shuffle around a bit if it's busy...and to keep the proprietor happy...please make sure you close the front door properly !!
Written February 25, 2023
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utopiablokeQld
Coffs Harbour, Australia52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
The eccentric owner is over zealous about kids not touching ANYTHING! I was in the background listening to him tell off a seemingly polite young boy. Not very pleasant to a passing tourist, and his prices were uninviting too!
Written January 14, 2015
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_therealtruth_1
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
This store is simply terrible. Walked into the store ad was greeted by a very negative sign saying that CHILDREN COULD NOT TOUCH ANYTHING this may seem somewhat reasonable but not when a child is considered 18 and under. My family and I walked into the store even though we were put of by the unfriendly sign. Once in the store you are constantly reminded by several signs saying under 18s do not touch anything! My 10 year old brother who is fairly responsible and wouldn’t break any rules on purpose simply pointed at an object showing our parents and next minute the grumpy shop owner yells at our family from across the room “CHILDREN UNDER 18 ARE NOT ALOUD TO TOUCH ANYTHING” immediately our family walked out of the store quite angry and our parents decided not to buy what they had planned to.

The sign read: Children are very welcome- but MUST NOT TOUCH ANYTHING those 18 and under are children. We do provide a kids activity corner. It’s not obligory but it is fun. Children who touch anything will be asked not to (more like yelled at) Thankyou for your consideration
Written January 11, 2018
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birdietap
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Firstly I want to say that The Emporium was a great shop with incredible memorabilia, books, records and collectables. However, the owner clearly has no tolerance for children- there are signs at the door and all throughout the shop stating that anyone under the age of 18 cannot touch the items and if they do, they will be told!! Happy to accept the rules of the shop owner, but WILL NOT accept the way that my son was yelled at across the shop. Completely unnecessary and stopped shoppers in their tracks. Do not bother entering the Emporium if you have children with you, as you will be made to feel very unwelcome.
Written January 11, 2018
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anita l
Adelaide, Australia57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Don't let children in. My teenage daughter (16) was offended when the owner told her children cannot touch and she doesn't know anything about old records. Nowadays it's the teenagers who are buying these records and she does know how to look after them.
They didn't get a sale that day.
Obviously you have to be the right type of customer to buy from this store.
Written January 13, 2017
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KayleneMac
45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Mostly junk that I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy. Chuck to the tip yes but buy 🤔 I doubt. Like the "tricycle in need of TLC" that was a lump of twisted heavily rusted metal with a SINGLE pedal attach. TLC no - scrap metal shop maybe.

Also stank of soap and incense combined.
Written November 25, 2016
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Bec B
Tasmania, Australia90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Love this quirky shop and the quirky owner so much!! Full to the brim with all kinds of antique treasures. Great selection of books and LP's. Be prepared for laughs, albeit sometimes confronting, with the owner... Interacting with him can be better than wandering through the goods!! Not recommended for under 18's, as they aren't allowed to touch, but I guess you look with your eyes any way!!
Written July 10, 2019
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Andrew L
Honolulu, HI20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Shop is full of interesting things. Well at least I think it was. I was only 1 meter into the store and was studying a purchase I was interested in when the owner abruptly and rudely told my children off.

My daughter is old enough to drive a car but being under 18 is not allow to touch anything.

This guy has some sort of issue and I’d suggest if you are with children spend your time and $ else where.

He certainly missed out on a few sales with my family.

Written January 11, 2018
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SuzcNewcastle
Newcastle, Australia505 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
The shop is as eccentric as the owner, what a character. You may need some time to fully take in all that is here. After a very amusing chat we bought some items and were on our way. This is a delightful little town well worth stopping to spend a few hours or to stay overnight. Change your itinerary and make sure you stop at this pretty little town.
Written March 21, 2016
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UrbanObserver
Sydney, Australia255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Such a great place... Kids are welcome here. There is a kids corner to play in while parents search the collection. The owner really is eccentric but a really likeable guy.

He might even make an appearance at the steam railway.

So many collectables and things to admire. You could easily spend all day browsing the items in store. Some items are a little on the expensive side, but some good value items hidden around the store.

Leave yourself at least 30 minutes to 1 hr for a visit.
Written June 5, 2015
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