Sur Maritime Museum

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Aloba3591
Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy1,785 contributions
Great !
Jan 2020
The museum wass closed, but from outside it was possible to see and make great picture of the boats in the garden.
Written May 18, 2020
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pbhPlymouth
plymouth990 contributions
History
Mar 2020
Great to wonder amongst different types of wooden boats and dhows and to observe their construction. Small indoor museum selling a few wooden crafted pieces.
Written March 14, 2020
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Rajesh K
Muscat, Oman155 contributions
Opportunity to learn more oman's marine side
Oct 2019
One of the key place to visit when you are in sur. Great, friendly staff to support you to go around the place
Written November 17, 2019
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Mummy Travels
London, UK244 contributions
Small but interesting
Oct 2018
Wandering around the display of old dhows and other boats is interesting, though you don't need long for this little collection, but it's the chance to see the dhows being built nearby which is most fascinating - traditional techniques are still used and you can see the skeletons of the boats ready to be transformed into luxurious crafts. I doubt we'd have found the boatyard without our guide although you can just wander in to see the collection on the seafront easily enough.
Written March 2, 2019
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Dhofar A
Salalah, Oman37 contributions
Don't miss it
Jan 2019 • Friends
It won't take a lot of your time, but visiting the show factory is worth it. Seeing the splendor of old wooden boats skillfully revived is a beautifully experience. You can visit the factory at the beginning or end if a exploring day.
Written February 23, 2019
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RossBlake
Cranbrook, Canada902 contributions
Working dhow factory and quality model dhows
Oct 2018 • Couples
A must do in Sur. This is advertised as the last working traditional dhow factory in the world and it’s certainly worth a visit. This isn't the old "Maritime Museum", and the location in TA is wrong here.

We arrived at 1630 on a Tuesday and there was still construction being undertaken. The factory is directly south of the Al Ayjah Bridge, and there is very little signage. We walked through a door where we saw obvious tourists leaving and simply walked around the factory. There was no ticket booth or information guide, it’s a working factory. It’s worth walking down to the water, stepping over sleeping dogs, to see the dhows in the water (if there are any). The craftsmanship is amazing, with numerous styles and sizes of dhow. The sterns vary, the carvings vary and the fittings too.

The whole factory only took about half an hour to walk around taking plenty of photos. There is a small office with historical photos and models that can be purchased, along with other woodwork. The prices vary, but I noted the quality was better than some I saw around town and in Muscat. Other woodwork includes trays and bowls. I purchased a dhow here, as I wanted one from my trip, and I saw many after, none of which were as nice.

We also tried to visit the maritime museum and discovered it is closed. Some people think it’s now a school, others said it was undergoing renovations.
Written February 10, 2019
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Sinan
Muscat, Oman43 contributions
Ships factory
Feb 2019 • Friends
There is small musem insaid the factory . very nice & welcoming staff . You can see how to bulid ship from A to Z
Written February 3, 2019
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Bonzon
Hickory, PA66 contributions
Unusual
Jun 2018 • Family
Easy to find and access. Small and very unassuming.Really enjoyed climbing the scaffolding and inspecting a new boat under construction. Probably not for everyone, but we enjoyed the stop
Written January 19, 2019
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Liathach2
Congleton, UK160 contributions
Found it almost be accident.
Oct 2018 • Couples
Only a small outdoor museum, the building itself was closed which was a pity. Worth stopping for a few minutes to have a look at some of the dhows.
Written December 2, 2018
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MikeFo
Brighton, UK773 contributions
Dhow Shipyard - Really interesting to see the progress of the builds
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a shipyard you find just by the bridge, you can walk in and see various Dhows under construction, the old machinery and timber - really interesting to see how its done. Not entirely sure this is the museum, but really good.
Written November 7, 2018
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