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.
Share
Review Highlights
Dhow Shipyard - Really interesting to see the progress of the builds

This is a shipyard you find just by the bridge, you can walk in and see various Dhows under... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MikeFo
,
Brighton, United Kingdom
Location is confusing

Don't use current google maps to find the museum, as it has moved and the former museum is now a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
w4play
,
Auckland, New Zealand
Read all 87 reviews
169
All photos (169)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good42%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boat building”(2 reviews)
“dhow”(12 reviews)
“ships”(5 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
| Wilayat, Sur, Oman
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The open air museums contains a few different kinds of dhows and they all have a little board with explinations in front of them. Walk towards the fence near by the sea and look at the surface of the water for a while. Most of...More

2  Thank Tunis-Paris-Tokyo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 May 2016

For lack of other appropriate topics, this review will fold our experiences at 3 locations in Sur into one. First we visited the Sur harbor area, stopped at the Al Ayjah watchtower/lighthouse, from where you can get a good view over the harbor and surrounding...More

1  Thank weberwest
Reviews (87)
Filter reviews
39 results
Traveller rating
7
17
12
3
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
7
17
12
3
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat building dhow ships dow centuries sea oman
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't use current google maps to find the museum, as it has moved and the former museum is now a school.

Thank w4play
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Great to see a range of old boats but especially the big old dhow. It is a pity the museum is not open

Thank tav_mind
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The open air museums contains a few different kinds of dhows and they all have a little board with explinations in front of them. Walk towards the fence near by the sea and look at the surface of the water for a while. Most of...More

2  Thank Tunis-Paris-Tokyo
Reviewed 24 May 2018

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

Thank newtella
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

Thank R5760CCSD
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

Thank Ben P
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

Thank Saskiagrav
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
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 Resort811339
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Sur Hotel
95 reviews
.95 km away
Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel
104 reviews
1.00 km away
Zaki Hotel Apartment
42 reviews
1.89 km away
Al Thabit Hotel Apartment
9 reviews
2.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 17 nearby restaurants
Zaki Restaurant
128 reviews
1.95 km away
Sahari Restaurant
126 reviews
1.00 km away
Zaki Restaurant
17 reviews
1.91 km away
Sur Plaza
9 reviews
3.67 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
Turtle Beach
238 reviews
33.96 km away
Wadi Tiwi
120 reviews
39.74 km away
Wadi Shab
1,158 reviews
43.38 km away
Majlis al Jinn Cave
11 reviews
56.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Shah49
2 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes