The Ropewalk Museum

Welcome to the Ropewalk Website.

The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts housing four gallery spaces, a sculpture garden, coffee shop and facilities for room hire, printmaking and picture framing.

Ropery Hall is small scale venue for film, theatre, comedy and music.

The centre is situated slightly to the east of the Humber Bridge, on the southern bank of the River Humber. Stretching out towards the bank, at almost a quarter of a mile long, The Ropewalk was initially part of a rope making factory; opening in 1767, the factory eventually closed in 1989.


Christmas Opening Times

Please note that we are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We are open as usual at all other times during the festive period.


Merry Craftmas



The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery is the place to look for Christmas gifts this year.

Our hand knitted baubles, priced at just £5 each, would look great on any tree this year. Knitted by our very own Ropewalk Knitting Group, the money raised will go towards the Ropery Hall development.

Classic hampers have been created by Craft Gallery Co-ordinator Laura. She has chosen locally produced Chutneys, Jams and Vinegars and paired them with handmade craft.

Looking for a unusual gift for the man in your life? The Craft Gallery is the place to browse. We have a wonderful range of men’s goods to choose from including Jon Homer’s leather ware, Paul Emmerson’s screen printed ties and John Prior’s hand turned wood pens, leather photo frames, glassware and cufflinks.

Our Gift Vouchers also make the ideal present for someone “who has everything.” Did you know our vouchers can be used throughout the whole building from the Craft Gallery to Ropery Hall and even for an adult workshop! Check out our January – April programme available on the website and treat someone to a creative gift!


Ropewalk Rakings


Ropewalk gardener and cartoonist Twink Addison has created a series of cartoons based on her experience of working here and talking to customers.

New Magazine – available now




The Ropewalk is a member of Big Sky: North Lincolnshire Arts Forum. For details click here.