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.

 

Terms and Conditions of Entry

When visiting a National Trust Tasmania property, from 15 December 2021, please read and follow the Terms & Conditions of Entry.

The major points being:

  • Be fully vaccinated
  • Have proof of your COVID 19 vaccination
  • Wear a face mask indoors
  • Practice social distancing
  • Use safe hygiene practices
  • Don’t visit if you are feeling unwell
  • Prebook your visit wherever possible

We thank you for helping to keep properties open and the community safe.

 

Plan your Visit

Old Umbrella Shop

Address:

60 George Street, Launceston 7250 TAS

Open:

Regular opening hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Saturday, 9am – 12 noon

Closed:

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

Phone:
(03) 6331 9248
Entry Fees:

Free

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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