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.


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.

Charity Auction – Now Live!

An art auction in aid of Ropery Hall development will take place between April 14 – May 15. The donated artwork is on view in the Hall-Mark Room and also online HERE.

Featured Jeweller


Caroline’s inspiration comes from pattern, form, texture and colour found in her natural surroundings, in particular the shoreline.  Textured surfaces are created by mark making on metal by etching, embossing, hammering and fusing as well as exploring Basse-taille and Champleve vitreous enamelling techniques.


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.

Questionnaire winner

Congratulations go to Peter Law of Grimsby who is the recipient of the £25 Ropewalk voucher for the first questionnaire prize draw of 2015. Peter visited The Ropewalk while out walking and says he is always spreading the word about us to other people!

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.