Old Umbrella Shop

A rare glimpse into Tasmania’s retail heritage.

This charming Launceston shop is one of the last surviving retail experiences of the early 1900’s.

It was operated by three generations of the Shott family who made and repaired umbrellas, and in later years were renowned for their hand -crafted souvenirs made on the premises from native timbers.

Today the shop sells a large range of umbrellas, as well as a variety of National Trust and Tasmanian-made products.

Rare old umbrellas and early souvenirs are also on display in original blackwood display cases.


National Trust properties throughout Tasmania are now open. Please explore these links to find out more. We encourage visitors to either contact the properties or call 6344 6233 prior to visiting, as hours may vary due to the changing nature of requirements as a result of the impact of COVID-19. Stay safe.



Plan your Visit

Old Umbrella Shop


60 George Street, Launceston 7250 TAS


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


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

(03) 6331 9248
Entry Fees:


What we offer:

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

5 star review on TripAdvisor

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