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The Old Umbrella Shop

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60 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 9248
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Architecture is pretty untouched since it was built

I just love that the old shop has been retained and is under the due care of the National Trust... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jennygarrett5
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Brisbane, Australia
Great shopping experience

Stopped to look at the window display and invited in to see their historic umbrella collection... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PhilipT329
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Hobart, Australia
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  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
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60 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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+61 3 6331 9248
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"national trust"
in 17 reviews
"step back in time"
in 11 reviews
"lovely ladies"
in 9 reviews
"for sale"
in 11 reviews
"cash register"
in 4 reviews
"friendly volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"bygone era"
in 3 reviews
"old fashioned"
in 2 reviews
"large range"
in 2 reviews
"lovely things"
in 2 reviews
"working order"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"great range"
in 2 reviews
"rainy day"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"umbrellas"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I just love that the old shop has been retained and is under the due care of the National Trust. The ladies behind the counter were perfect for this job. They are knowledgeable, sociable and engaging, ready to tell and re-tell the history to all...More

Thank jennygarrett5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped to look at the window display and invited in to see their historic umbrella collection. These women know their umbrellas which is important in Tasmania where the weather can change with amazing frequency. Great range of umbrellas and fun to shop. My wife and...More

Thank PhilipT329
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TheOld Umbrella Shop is definately worth a visit.Launceston has some interesting, old and charming shops. Another one worth seeing is Stewarts Jewelery shop in Charles Street, with the original etched and painted plate glass windows and the history written at the front. I find Launceston...More

Thank Aussieuks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two lovely ladies made a visit to this old shoppe very enjoyable. It was like stepping back in time.......really nice. The prices were a little high, but it was a lovely place.

Thank D_Walton2013
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful step back in time the woodwork the velvet lining is amazing. We were great by two lovely ladies I was a delight to visit and the old umbrellas were beautiful Highly Recommend people to visit

Thank LynneSusanne
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Some beautiful old umbrellas, carefully showcased. Buyers of gifts for ladies are sure to find something of interest, but fellas if you are looking for a decent umbrella, you'll find a more practical range at your local golf shop.

Thank Cadbury29
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I went here looking for umbrellas! at least the history and maybe to buy something funky or locally produced - out of luck. they had the typical Tasmanian souvenirs but i was after something quirky which their name suggested i would get

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Step back in time on entering this shop. Creaky floorboards, glass counters and umbrellas displayed through the ages. The gift shop has some interesting bits and pieces for sale and the variety in umbrellas is wonderful. A lovely little shop to step into on your...More

Thank cromartylass
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I recently visited this shop while on vacation in Launceston. They certainly have an array of interesting items for sale including Golliwogs! I find this quite offensive and certainly won’t be visiting this shop again!

Thank GordonBarcelona
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was a beautiful shop with many Umbrellas to amuse most people. It had lots of trinkets and other novelty items too.

Thank hayleyhume
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