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.


Bags Glorious Bags!

Irene Campsill’s much sought-after handbags – in every shape, size and colour you could wish for – are back in stock in the Craft Gallery. Inspired by nature in rural Lincolnshire, Irene’s bags are all individual designed, and using mixed fabrics, made to the highest standard. Irene, who is based near Sleaford,  believes that life is too short for boring handbags and says her handbags aim to be fun!

Jewellery Courses

There’s a choice of two jewellery making courses at The Ropewalk in October. You can take your pick between a six week evening course starting on October 2 and led by Diane Higgins-Lee or Jacqueline Warrington’s simple stone set ring weekend course on October 4 and 5.

Diane’s course, which runs until November 6, explores the basic techniques of making copper and silver jewellery and costs £63 or £58 for Ropewalk Members with a small additional charge if silver is used.

Jacqueline’s course will show students how to make a simple stone set ring using traditional skills.

The course runs on Saturday between 10.30am and 4.30pm and on Sunday between 10:30am and 3:30pm and costs £80 or £70 for Ropewalk Members. There will be a further charge of around £10 if making the ring in silver or £3 if in copper. Stones vary in price from £3 to £20.

jewellery workshop
Students from Jacqueline Warrington’s last workshop show off their rings.



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