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Old Umbrella Shop, Launceston

(3.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
A heritage-listed site in the downtown area, 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. Take a look at our Launceston itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Old Umbrella Shop and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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 causin...  more »
  • 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. Goo...  more »