We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Emporium

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Fascinating shop

A gem of a shop to wander around and maybe buy something. So many interesting old things including... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
You could spend hours here

If you like spending hours just checking things out and are prepared to find something from your... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Read all 64 reviews
All photos (28)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“the owner”(14 reviews)
“bits and bobs”(2 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
38a Main St, Sheffield, Tasmania 7306, Australia
+61 3 6491 2404
Reviews (64)
Filter reviews
64 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the owner smile on your face bits and bobs all ages emporium browse memorabilia books items character shop dreadlocks collection purchase luggage humour tasmania
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 64 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

For anyone who loves eclectic, drop in here and have a 'captain cook. It's got bits and bobs for all ages and walks of life. Some humorous signs bound to put a smile on your face

Thank ianhillard
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

A gem of a shop to wander around and maybe buy something. So many interesting old things including books, records and limited edition memorabilia.

Thank NettyA
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across the emporium during a visit to Sheffield on a long drive across the state. What a gem! Spent more time than we could spare but could easily have stayed all day. Sadly as we have luggage restrictions to fly, we couldn't buy any...More

Thank Jen E
Reviewed 9 May 2018

After reading several of the reviews I chose not to take my 11yo daughter into the shop for fear of her being yelled at. However on entering the shop and coming face to face with the 'Ogre of Sheffield', (as many people seem to describe...More

Thank HyperionAdventure
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Definitely worth a visit to this crazy and quirky shop full of lots of interesting things. From old war memorabilia to Beatles LPs

Thank julieandallan2018
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This store is simply terrible. Walked into the store ad was greeted by a very negative sign saying that CHILDREN COULD NOT TOUCH ANYTHING this may seem somewhat reasonable but not when a child is considered 18 and under. My family and I walked into...More

1  Thank _therealtruth_1
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Firstly I want to say that The Emporium was a great shop with incredible memorabilia, books, records and collectables. However, the owner clearly has no tolerance for children- there are signs at the door and all throughout the shop stating that anyone under the age...More

1  Thank birdietap
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Shop is full of interesting things. Well at least I think it was. I was only 1 meter into the store and was studying a purchase I was interested in when the owner abruptly and rudely told my children off. My daughter is old enough...More

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is so good there should be an entrance fee! We could have browsed all day. The collection of old LPs and musical memorabilia is staggering. If it were not for airline luggage allowances, there would’ve been some serious spending!

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

If you like spending hours just checking things out and are prepared to find something from your past- I did- this is the place for you. The owner is up for a chat. It's fun and quirky.

Thank Southborolass
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Sheffield Motor Inn
90 reviews
.08 km away
Kentish Hills Retreat
68 reviews
.63 km away
Mole Creek Guesthouse
117 reviews
20.35 km away
Argosy Motor Inn Devonport
131 reviews
21.43 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 18 nearby restaurants
The Apple Tree Cafe
105 reviews
.01 km away
Blacksmith Gallery Cafe
134 reviews
.18 km away
Fudge'n'Good Coffee
278 reviews
.02 km away
34 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Tasmania’s Town of Murals
162 reviews
.14 km away
World Of Marbles
123 reviews
.03 km away
Fudge 'n' Good Coffee
58 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Emporium staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines