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.


The Craft Gallery


Sally Stone, from York has delivered a new selection of jewellery that is ideal to give as Christmas presents. Her bright group of necklaces, featuring Liberty print fabric and an ingenious way of using marbles as beads, will brighten up any knitted jumper this autumn and winter. Along with these we also have bold and bright button brooches, button bracelets and knitted wire bird brooches.

Lantern parade

Once again St-art will be organising a lantern parade as part of Barton’s Annual Christmas Festival and we will be running lantern making workshops during half-term from October 27th – 31st.


The workshops which are artist-led are fun for all the family and you can create large or individual lantern to carry in the parade on November 29th.

Call The Ropewalk on 01652 660380 for more details and to book your place or visit the St-art website.

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. To see more of her occaisonal series ‘In and out of the beds’ please click on the image above.

Date for your diary

The Ropewalk annual Christmas Art Market will take place on Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. It will feature over 40 artists selling original handmade gifts, cards and artwork.




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