Sur Maritime Museum

Vessels (alghenjah) back to the native state
Having roamed the seas and ports in India and the coast of Africa for 43 years
Sur rich maritime heritage of Oman, which highlights the leading role played by the Great Omani in the maritime industry for a long period of time in order to preserve this heritage so as not to lose memory of generations has held the Maritime Museum in Sur and the headquarters of Al-Aruba Club to reflect the various kinds of aspects of maritime heritage and heritage home in the crucible of one of the museum was established in 1987 and since its establishment provides a service to visitors of scientific students, intellectuals and tourists who are interested in the search for Mknunat the Omani culture and characterized by the advances of a very good and perseverance in order to live in dignity.

The contents of the museum

The museum contains the types of marine vessels Oman pictures and statues and pictures of the masters, sailors, shipbuilders and ports that were frequented as well as equipment and tools of maritime navigation measurements, maps and manuscripts.In another corner was making tools, ships and types of wood, nails and instructions optic night. The museum also includes pictures of the town (s) in 1905 and pictures of the landmarks of the city and its castles and forts and towers, as well as mosques and some ancient poets and men of medicine and money used out of date.

Provision is also made wing fashion Sur for men, women and most of the local textile industry and utensils used for cooking and drinking and domestic purposes of various kinds.

Ship (open goodness)

A ship (open Good) Last vessels comprising the fleet was huge which was owned by the mandate of the pictures, which had a great merit in the definition in Amman in the various ports that have docked the vessels that culminated in the fleet, where the loyal sons of Sur in the purchase and return to their place of original were manufactured and characterized (Open goodness) durability and quality of manufacture timber and the beauty of form, making it a historical curiosity represents a glorious past for the people of Sur captains, sailors and artisans.


She came back (open goodness) Tire on Friday the eighteenth of the month of June 1993 after buying from Yemen.

This vessel has served for 43 years, including 24 years in pictures and 19 years in Dubai and Yemen after a sale has sailed to all ports of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula and the ports of India and the eastern coast of Africa.

If we’ve made the ship date (Fatah good) made in 1370, corresponding to 1951 district Spatter City Pictures and oversaw the manufacture of Mohammed bin Khamis Mlictha discord and return to Captain Said bin Ali bin Khamis Al Qasimi was born Shawls It took a whole year of manufacture and participated in the manufacture of a number of skilled carpenters at that time, the first ship of the system become sails to diesel engines was in 1957.

The arrays consist of teak wood and Abanntij and Sidr and Alamit earrings and Viennese and base of wood Alingele The mast is wood Viennese.

The Blood Lust, who took over leadership are Abdullah bin Rashid bin Saeed Al-Muhanna Sinani Allah’s mercy and Saeed bin Mubarak Al Ataiqi.

It is expected in the near future include the Maritime Museum to the side of the ship (Open goodness) come together to form a clear picture of one of the past to raise the city crew Omani flag hoisted above the ocean waves in the ports of the Orient remote stressing the great distance to connect the Omani civilization with the world.

Subject of journalist / Abdullah Ba’alawy

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    Hi, I would like to get in contact with a person into the very old Omani China trade. Back in 1971, on a sailing trip between Hawaii and California, I found a floating amphora. I have talked with several museums, and no one have ever seen anything similar, but it is thought it was onboard an Arab Trading vessel. This vessel must have gone to the bottom, and this amphora was then released to float up to the surface on a much later date. The ocean currents run from Asia towards North America. This is only a theory, but one thing is clear, no Chinese vessels ever carried such amphora’s, but the Arab ones did. I have a good photo of this amphora, and I have also done a painting of a large Omani Trading vessel. TK

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