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.


Handmade Video

Stuart Akroyd, who is featured in the Handmade exhibition, in his Nottingham workshop . Filmed by Joe Calam with a cameo appearance by Laura McNair and Melanie Rainbow.


New Cards


New Letter press cards are now in stock from Archivist.  Printed on a Heidelberg printing press, letterpress is a process whereby inked blocks are physically pressed to paper, it takes a true craftsman to get it exactly right.  We have a great selection of mini cards at £2 and large at £3.

Watch the little video:

Printing on Archivist’s press from William Allardice on Vimeo.


Waste Not Want Not

Studio artist Michael Scrimshaw has worked his magic on the used key kegs from the Ropery Hall bar and upcycled them into cloches for your garden.  Easy to use, light weight, these cloches are sure to protect your plants from pesky insects and slugs!  These cloches are available to purchase from the Craft Gallery for just £5 each!  Money from the purchases will be donated to the Ropery Hall Development Fund.


Coffeshop Evening Meal

Pie Night – Friday 27th May, sttings at 18.30 & 19.30
Two  Courses £20.

We have another popular themed evening meal coming up later this month. If you book for the early sitting you could always come along to the Barnstormers’ Comedy Club at Ropery Hall afterwards. For full menu details click here. Booking essential.


May Cartoon from Twink Addison

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