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Sur Maritime Museum

| Wilayat, Sur, Oman
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Where did they go?

Searching for the dhow yards we eventually stumbled upon what looked to be an artisanal dhow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
newtella
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Hong Kong, China
In search of the dhow builders

I had dreamed of finding the dhow builders for years. The museum was closed on the day of my visit... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
R5760CCSD
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“boat building” (2 reviews)
“dhow” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Wilayat, Sur, Oman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Searching for the dhow yards we eventually stumbled upon what looked to be an artisanal dhow shipyard with one or 2 dhows under construction. No signs, no people, no information. As you’re hunting for the dhow yards, you’ll drive right by Sur’s cornice. Park and...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I had dreamed of finding the dhow builders for years. The museum was closed on the day of my visit but just along the creek there's a small boatbuilders' yard. This place is a window on a fast-vanishing trade. Among piles of seasoned cedar and...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

At the time of visit the nearby building of the museum was not open to the public. So only the outdoor vessels could seen. Not inspected. If you have first visited the Dhow Factory, 750 m back, then this is the end of your Dhow...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I only saw the outside , the five boats , or were there six? was there more to see than that ? It is a historical display of used boats and craft , I was a little disappointed that the descriptions were so lacking in...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

At this moment the museum consist of 5 ships outside. One being a very nice restored and big ship. Think there will be a museum opened next to it, but for the moment that seemed closed.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

An informal walk around old ships and new ones under construction, easy to imagine the centuries of shipbuilding here and along the coast.

Thank twisted?
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

this little open air museum is a nice place to go. The ships shown are magnificent and real peaces of traditionnal art.

Thank Jan v
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

A building adjoining the outdoor display was closed, and according to our guide, has no exhibitions If this is correct, all that is available is the outdoor exhibition of dhows, and some other smaller craft, which is of moderate interest.

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Boat building has its charm so if you are passing by make a stop at this small museum area showcasing the Omanese maritime heritage.

Thank GlobeHope
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Not much information about these Dow’s but we can advise you to go to a wharf about 500 m back , where you can see how they are build and even visit a ship under construction . Nearby the bridge along the beach

Thank JOHANAERTS
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Shah49
2 October 2017|
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Response from Colin D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Friday is a holy day in most Muslim countries, so it maybe closed? There are a number of dhows and boats on display in the open, which you can see from the pavement. There are a number of dhow builders on the... More
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