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.


New in the Craft Gallery


Essex based ceramist Pru Green has personally delivered to the Craft Gallery a selection of earthenware ceramics intricately decorated with coloured slips.

Pru, who has worked for more than 50 years with earthenware clay decorated with coloured slips, and spent some of her younger days in Lincolnshire before moving on to Wales and then East Anglia.  She is now based in Wivenhoe at The Sentinel, a modern building which incorporates living accommodation over her pottery workshop and an art gallery, a project that took three years to gain planning permission.  The Sentinel was finally built in 2014 and the gallery opened to the public in March 2015, with John Cooper Clark to cut the ribbon.

Here Pru continues work as a full time potter creating new colourful designs on timeless and fine vessels, as well as running a successful art gallery and enlightening new enthusiasts about the wonders of clay.  Each piece is hand thrown with precision and hand decorated with the utmost care.

The work she has brought to the Craft Gallery features some well-known designs as well as introducing some new ranges.  Prices starting at £28 for mugs and the range includes jugs and dishes in various sizes.


At The Ropewalk we welcome volunteers to take part in our everyday life – from helping to put up exhibitions in one of our galleries to assisting at Ropery Hall events.

Volunteers add their expertise in so many ways from premises maintenance, delivering The Ropewalk Magazine,  helping maintain our Sculpture Garden, and assisting with setting up exhibitions to supporting the evening clubs organised by ST-ART for young people.

So far our volunteers have “clocked up” 322 hours

If you would like to join the bank of volunteers, please contact Laura McNair on 01652 660380 or email  for an application form.

The October Cartoon

Click on the image below to see Twink Addison’s latest cartoon


Dates for your Diary

American Night - Themed Evening Meal in the Coffee Shop – October 21
Christmas Evening Meals , every Wednesday and Friday from Friday 2nd December until Friday 23rdDecember
Christmas Art Market – December 3 & 4

Galleries Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm