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.
The Ropewalk will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The Galleries and Coffee shop will be open as usual at all other times.
The Ropewalk escapes tidal surge
Many thanks to all our customers who have rang up over the last few days to enquire how The Ropewalk had fared following Thursday evening’s tidal surge that devastated so many homes and businesses along the banks of the Humber and Trent.
Thankfully the tide turned just as the river was an inch away from topping the bank near to The Ropewalk which meant that in true showbiz style the show really did go on for Duckegg Theatre’s pantomime, Peter Pan.
Pictured is a photo taken by The Ropewalk’s Pete Mitchell on the morning after the night before!
Christmas Art Market
We were delighted to welcome so many people to our annual Christmas Art Market. It was a pleasure to see the building so full of shoppers taking the chance to make the most of this opportunity to buy some special Christmas gifts from the artists and craft makers who lined the corridors of The Ropewalk.
Even some affected by the flooding at South Ferriby found time to visit us.
In total more than 550 people visited us over the two days and it was not just the Art Market that was busy.
Laura, our Craft Gallery and Exhibition Co-ordinator, said there was a real buzz in the Craft Gallery at the weekend.
“It was wonderful to see the Gallery so full of customers appreciating all the great work we have on display,” she said.
In the Coffee Shop manager Amanda Foster reported a never ending stream of customers. “Over the weekend we got through 152 pints of milk, it was amazing,” she said.
Christmas in the Craft Gallery
If you are in need of some inspiration with your Christmas present list then look no further. Craft Gallery Coordinator Laura has put together a beautiful display of gift packages including hand made tableware by David Hilton, ever popular wine breathers and jugs by Jane Maddison, Jams and preserves by Bracken Hill and the odd bottle of Stowell’s wine. Prices start at £10 and make a complete and unique present.
Last of the winter migrants
We are down to our last few Scandi-chic felt robins – all the red ones have flown but a few grey ones remain. Available in three sizes but they too are disappearing fast.