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.


Barton Arts Festival

The Ropewalk are proud sponsors of the 20th Annual Barton Arts Festival. The event runs from June 22 – July 2 and includes performances hosted at Ropery Hall as well as other venues in the town. For full details go to


Invited to a wedding?

Invited to a wedding?  What better way to celebrate the union of two people, than by buying them an exclusive gift from our Craft Gallery where we have a wonderful selection of handmade products to tempt everyone including sterling silver and pearl jewellery for the bridesmaids or a statement brooch for the mother of the bride as well as a varied collection of cufflinks and silk ties for the gentlemen.

Our selection of cards by Twink Addison, Sandra Mason and Helen Drewett are perfect for weddings and we even have small bespoke picture frames,  in which the married couple can keep their card for years to come.

Alternatively buy a Ropewalk gift voucher – that way the special couple can visit us at their leisure to choose a gift.

New Autumn Workshops

Our new programme of craft day workshops is now available – please click HERE

Friday Food Night at the Ropery Coffee Shop

If you want a break from cooking a meal after a long week at work the good news is that the Ropery Coffee Shop has now extended its opening hours on Friday evenings with food service hours running straight through from 11.30am until 8pm with last orders for food 45 minutes earlier.  As well as the regular menu there will also be an extended special menu – ideal if you are making your way down to Ropery Hall.  There is no need to book – just drop in and enjoy a relaxed early evening meal.

The June Cartoon

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


Ropewalk Survey

Please help to make sure we know why you visit The Ropewalk and Ropery Hall so that we can continue to provide the service you want.  The attached survey will only take a few minutes and it will help us build up a picture of who our visitors are?
Take the Survey

New Blog

Coffee Shop Chef Chris Brunton has created a new blog to keep you up to date with our latest specials, theme nights and seasonal fruit and vegetables that we will be using throughout the month. Click on the image above to check it out!

Date for your diary

Insight Open Studios – September 16,17 & 23,24