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.


Easter Opening

We are open throughout the Easter period at the following times:

Good Friday 10am – 4pm
Easter Saturday 10am – 5pm
Easter Sunday 10am – 4pm
Easter Monday 10am – 4pm

Open Exhibition – How to enter

The Biennial Open Exhibition Humber To The Wash will take place between June 6 and September 6 this year. Entries will be accepted over the Bank Holiday weekend from May 22 – 25. Anyone interested in taking part please click HERE to download the entry details.


The Ropewalk is looking to recruit a bank of volunteers to help with a variety of tasks throughout the centre. If you are interested in volunteering with us please click here for further details.

Artist Talk


Gillian Hobson will be giving a presentation about her work and a short tour of her exhibition, currently running in the Artspace, at 2pm on April 11. Admission is free but tickets should be obtained from The Craft Gallery.

Charity Auction

An auction in aid of Ropery Hall development will take place between April 14 – May 15. The donated artwork will be on view in the Hall-Mark Room and also online. Keep checking the website for updates.

New to the Craft Gallery

Barton based felt maker Vivienne Morpeth will be displaying a selection of her needle felted birds in the Craft Gallery from Tuesday (March 17). Since 1989 Vivienne has been working and developing her techniques with felt.  The selection on display is a new body of work, influenced by her home town and the ever changing display of vast skies, native birds and migrating visitors.
Combining needle felting and traditional wet hand rolling methods, Vivienne can create interesting shapes, such as the pods that act as a shelter or nest for the birds, without sewing.
This display is just a taster as Vivienne will be filling the Box Gallery in September with a display of larger garden birds, such as blackbirds, sparrowhawks and song  thrushes.


New Magazine – Now Available

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 the latest installment click here.




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