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.


Radio 4 comes to Barton

Helen Mark  presented  her latest edition of Open Country from the banks of the Humber. The programme focussed on the industrial history and wildlife of the area and features a cameo performance by our very own Liz Bennet. Click on the link below to listen on iplayer
Open Country

Free Workshops

Social media training courses

Make your Facebook Page Work for your organisation is an intermediate workshop for existing Facebook users and these workshops are being held on Monday,  January  23  between 10am and 11.30am at the  Wilderspin School Museum and on Tuesday, February 14 between 2pm and 3.30pm at The Ropewalk.

The session is free but booking is essential. Please call 01652 660380 or call in at The Ropewalk to reserve your place.

Full details can be found here.

Coffee Shop Evening Meals

We have another run of themed food evenings over the next few months begining on January 20th with Pie Night. At only £20/head this winter warmer has two sittings – at 6.30pm & 7.30pm with the early sitting ideal for those who have tickets for Burden of Paradise 3 later that evening. For full menu details please click HERE. Booking Essential

New Year in the garden

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




Congratulations to one of our suppliers, Pipers Crisps, that has been voted Britain’s best brand of savoury snack for the fifth year in a row.

Pipers Crisps again topped the poll in the annual survey of speciality food products on sale in UK delicatessens, farm shops and food halls that are voted for by the retailers themselves.

The premium crisp-maker, which has its factory down the road at  the Elsham Wold Industrial Estate, has been supplying our crisps for several years now and has recently introduced the first new flavour for four years, Atlas Mountains Wild Thyme & Rosemary.  The complete range is now gluten-free, wheat-free and barley-free.

Winter Opening Hours

Galleries Open 7 days a week
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm