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Address: 60 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6331 9248
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 12:00

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Well worth walking in and seeing this old shop.

I just popped in and was glad I did as a beautiful shop with all the original fittings.mit also has lovely wares nc lauding all sorts of beautiful umbrellas.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wendy w
Canberra, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this shop. Its quirky from an era gone by. The umbrellas are beautiful and the whole feel of the shop makes it must to visit.

Thank Kathryn H
Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just popped in and was glad I did as a beautiful shop with all the original fittings.mit also has lovely wares nc lauding all sorts of beautiful umbrellas.

Thank wendy w
Netanya, Israel
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175 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint store with original Windows and good range of handicrafts... Not just umbrellas. Tourist agency with very helpful staff inside. Located on trendy George Street... the top location for Saturday nighters.

Thank elwoodchiro
Tumut, Australia
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I love this shop. I had bought umbrellas from here on my last two previous trips to Launceston so I knew where to go when looking for a walking pole. The timber floors, the counters and the lovely ladies serving make this shop a very special place. My switch stick works perfectly as well. Thank you.

Thank Moonlighter92
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We popped into the Old Umbrella Shop on our way to Boags Brewery and found the ladies ( volunteers ) who ran this shop very interesting as they could tell us the whole history of the shop. The display of old umbrellas is very good and worth seeing.

Thank bellalish
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 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.

Thank Bernadette L
Canberra, Australia
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763 reviews
300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 792 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 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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Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 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 

Thank limeclaw
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461 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 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

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Brisbane, Australia
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164 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 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 

Thank DarylN294

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