Old Umbrella Shop

A rare glimpse into Tasmania’s retail heritage.


Step into the Old Umbrella Shop for an authentic 19th – early 20th century shopping experience.

Built in the 1860s, the shop took on its current identity in 1920 when it became the premises of R Shott & Son. Robert Walter Shott had operated an umbrella shop in Melbourne from the 1880s and developed a patented folding umbrella frame. His son joined the Launceston business, manufacturing and selling quality souvenirs using Tasmanian timbers.

The Old Umbrella Shop houses a collection of rare umbrellas and early souvenirs in original blackwood display cases. In the spirit of the original business, the shop today has a wide range of umbrellas for sale, as well as Tasmanian-made gifts.

Plan your Visit

Old Umbrella Shop


60 George Street, Launceston, 7250 TAS (free admission).


Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Saturday, 9am – 12 noon


Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Public Holidays

(03) 6331 9248
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Nearby attractions: Launceston CBD, Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Arts & Crafts design by Alexander North), the Albert Hall and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

"As a National Trust Member I was so proud to visit this beautiful shop full of character"

5 star review on TripAdvisor