Discover Tasmania’s Hidden Gem: Where Goth, Steampunk, and True Crime Unite

Discover Tasmania's Hidden Gem: Where Goth, Steampunk, and True Crime Unite

Step into Gosling Gothware in the charming town of Deloraine, just west of the Tamar Valley, and enter another world—one that might even make Jack the Ripper tip his hat. Owner Helen Gosling, originally from Perth WA and later the UK, was deeply influenced by the ‘New Romantic’ movement. Since then I have been drawn to the goth style, and later the steampunk scene,’ she recounts. Established in 2015, Helen created the shop as an experimental space for people to “explore their own vision of these themes.” 

While you might think the shop serves a niche audience, Helen quickly dispels that notion. “We have the most unlikeliest buyers from all ages and demographics,” she points out. So whether you’re a traditionalist or a trendsetter, Gosling Gothware has something to pique your interest. 

The visit isn’t just a shopping trip—it’s an event unto itself. Helen assures an experience filled with a “wow factor.” “It’s an unusual, possibly strange, but definitely interesting shopping experience,” she says. The magnetism of Gosling Gothware’s allure even pulls regular customers from across the state and the mainland. 

From top hats and goggles to fob watches, jewellery, and skulls, the selection is nothing short of eclectic. “My favourites would include our unique range of handbags, purses, and clothing,” Helen adds. For True Crime fanatics, the shop also features a Jack the Ripper alleyway complete with life-sized characters, scale models of murder sites, and chilling memorabilia. “It’s not for the fainthearted,” Helen warns. 

If your wallet is hesitant, fear not: Gosling Gothware is running a 50% off sale on specialized clothing, handbags, and intriguing giftware. But if you can’t make the trip to Deloraine, Helen offers a solution. “All of our products are listed on our website and are available for purchase over the phone or via social media,” she says, emphasizing, “Every endeavour is made to source a customer’s specific request.” 

Whether in person at their 3 Emu Bay Road location in Deloraine, or through their comprehensive online portal, don’t miss your chance to experience this ‘wow factor’ yourself—visit Gosling Gothware today. 

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