National Trust Old Umbrella Shop, Launceston

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A heritage-listed site in the downtown area, National Trust Old Umbrella Shop is one of the last surviving early 20th-century stores in all of Tasmania. Once operated by three generations of the Shott family, this store now features permanent historical displays and sells umbrella souvenirs, most of which are made on the premises. At this location you can also stop by a convenient visitor center, providing tourists with information about numerous other attractions in and around the city. After your visit to this historic shop, enjoy a cup of coffee at a nearby outdoor café, or take a leisurely stroll through one of the area’s verdant public parks. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Trust Old Umbrella Shop and many more Launceston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Launceston driving holiday planner.
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  • This was a beautiful shop with many Umbrellas to amuse most people. It had lots of trinkets and other novelty items too.  more »
  • We loved the old umbrella shop ,some really nice things in there a lot of gifts and souvenis ideas , something for everyone a beautiful shop  more »
  • How heart warming is the story behind this shop, the owner left it to the city. Sure it is full of trinkets but look past this and the lovely volunteers at the counter. I was mesmerised by the old win...  more »

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Many visitors to Launceston choose to settle into one of the area's spacious rental apartments, which offer large rooms and plenty of privacy. Equally comfortable, the city's centrally located four-star hotels include onsite restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and satellite channels. A less expensive alternative, Launceston's inns provide a convenient base for backpackers and causal travelers arriving without prior reservations. If you want something atmospheric and historical, look for guesthouses located in well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. 
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