Launceston’s Antique District

Launceston is the second biggest city in Tasmania and the third oldest in Australia and as one might expect from such an introduction, it is known for its historic buildings and heritage. Therefore it follows that antiques are a commonly celebrated passion in this town and there are many quality antiques stores and auction houses to be found here

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Launceston is the second biggest city in Tasmania and the third oldest in Australia. As one might expect from such an introduction, it is known for its historic buildings and heritage. Antiques are a commonly celebrated passion in this town and antique hunters and enthusiastic collectors are guaranteed to find something unique, intriguing, and worth bringing home, with each visit to this wonderful city.

Many of the antique stores in Launceston are clustered together in just a block or two in the center of the city. However, it is also worth walking just a little further out to find more gems. Tulloch’s Auction, also known as Tasmania’s favorite auction house, collects memorabilia from all over the world in different styles and eras and a visit to one of their auctions is a must. They hold them bi-annually, so you will need to keep an eye on their announcements to ensure you do not miss out. Red Fox Antiques is not too far away from Tulloch’s and this store has a lovely mix of interesting vintage and antique pieces, with incredibly helpful staff to assist you on your treasure hunt.

Those in Launceston with an interest in timepieces should head straight to Clockwise. It is a haven for those looking for antique wristwatches, pocket watches, and clocks in all shapes and sizes. Seven Sisters Antiques is another lovely store with smaller antiques, all of high quality. Armitage Auctions always has a great atmosphere and the staff within are friendly and helpful. An auction takes place every two weeks and it is a guaranteed fun way to acquire your next antique or collectible piece. Owl Antiques and Collectibles has a colorful assortment of beautiful collectible items with a particular penchant for music-related items.

Launceston is a real shopping treat for antique lovers and collectors. With so many quality stores in such close proximity to each other, it can feel more like strolling around an antique market than a city!

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