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.


Just arrived

Beautiful Bowls – Sheila Spencer


Based near Sheffield and a regular exhibitor with the Northern Potters Association, Sheila recently visited the Craft Gallery and left a wonderful selection of her colourful bowls.  Her work is highly decorated earthenware, using a red clay and transparent glaze.  Each dish is hand decorated using a variation of tools, sponges, stencils, brushing and sgraffito.  Her love for gardening is clearly seen through her choice of imagery transferred to the work.


Summer activities for young people


Click HERE for details of our Arts Award in a Week

August in the garden

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



Date for your Diary

Insight Open Studios – The ropewalk are once again participating in the yearly open studio event. 16 of our Studio Artists will be open during the weekends of September 17 & 18 and 24 & 25 10.30am – 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there.



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