The Old Umbrella Shop is a heritage-listed store in central Launceston, northern Tasmania.
The Old Umbrella Shop is one of the last surviving, largely intact early twentieth century shops in Tasmania. It offers an experience far from that of contemporary retail practice.
Operated by three generations of the Shott family, the shop now houses displays about the family, umbrellas and the blackwood souvenirs. Many of these souvenirs were made on the premises. The shop is also well known for the large range of umbrellas stocked for sale as well as a variety of National Trust and Tasmanian products.
While you are in Launceston, why not enjoy a coffee down by the water at Old Launceston Seaport or one of the many street-side cafes. Enjoy the leafy city parks or head down the Tamar Valley Wine Route where you will find some of Tasmania’s finest cool-climate wines. Cataract Gorge is just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, where you can enjoy a chairlift ride over the scenic gorge below.
The Old Umbrella Shop is located in George Street, in the heart of Launceston.