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.


New in the Craft Gallery


Direct from Cornwall we have a new selection of Rebecca Harvey’s ceramics.
Our selection includes mugs, bowls in two sizes and pourers and is a modern take on a traditional functional item reminiscent of the eye-catching Cornishware.

Rebecca has lived in Cornwall since 2008 and works from Gaolyard Studios. Her work has been exhibited widely and has been featured in selected exhibitions and is in private and public collections in Britain and abroad.


Open Studios at The Ropewalk


Over the last two weekends in September The Ropewalk artists’ studios will be open as part of the annual Insight Open Studios event. This year there is a slight change to the schedule as the event, which features 49 different artists and organisations in both North and North East Lincolnshire will stretch to a third weekend. In North Lincolnshire it is open on the weekends of September 20 & 21 and 27 & 28 and in North East Lincolnshire it will be open on September 27 & 28 and then October 4 & 5.

For further information please visit, and pick up the full colour brochure which will be available at venues shortly.


North Lincolnshire Teapot Trail


We’re taking part in the North Lincolnshire Teapot Trail! The Ropery Coffee Shop is one of 11 tearooms taking part in the Teapot Trail which celebrates the best of North Lincolnshire’s tearooms and cafes.

As well as indulging your sweet tooth by sampling some seasonal specials such as raspberry and white chocolate cake or old favourites such as carrot cake, scones or sponge cakes there is the opportunity to vote for your favourite cake.

All the details, as well as the all-important voting slip, can be found on the North Lincolnshire Teapot Trail which can be picked up from the Coffee Shop.


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