Old Umbrella Shop

60 George Street, Launceston, lutruwita (Tasmania)

Saturday, Aug 28

A rare glimpse into Tasmania’s retail heritage. This charming Launceston shop is one of the last surviving retail experiences of the early 1900s. 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.

General Open: 9 am – 12 pm (no bookings required)

Highlights: Heritage listed, intact interiors

Location

Launceston

Building Types

Commercial

Intact Interior

Architectural Period

Federation/Edwardian (1902-1918)

Features

Heritage

History of Launceston

Suitable for Children

Accessibility

Level Changes

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