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.


Prize Winners Announced

The Selector’s Prize for the 2015  Humber to The Wash Open Exhibition was shared by Andi Dakin (left) and Lee Gilby.

Lisa Moran of North Lincolnshire Council and Adele Howitt from Studio Eleven, Hull could not decide on an outright winner and decided to split the prize between these two outstanding entries commenting “It’s exciting to see the variety of creativity going on in the region and long may it continue. The wide range of approaches and skills presented to the panel made selecting difficult. Congratulations to the prize winners and all artists taking part.”

The exhibition runs until September 6


September Workshops

We have just published details about our Autumn Workshops which can be found by clicking here.


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.

Ropewalk Rakings

To see the latest installment of Ropewalk gardener Twink Addison’s cartoon series please click here.

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

Together Wimbledon and strawberries and cream hopefully herald the start of the British summer. If you aren’t fortunate to be enjoying the atmosphere at the All England Club in London SW19 why not let the Ropery Coffee Shop transport you there with a very special Wimbledon Afternoon Tea.

For two weeks only, Friday July 3 and July 10, our staff will be serving up an afternoon tea that will be the envy of many picnickers on Murray Mount.

On the menu are ribbon sandwiches, mini quiche, strawberry tart, chocolate and hazelnut shell, Eton Mess, scones with clotted cream and jam, lemon macaroons and strawberry finger all served alongside a pot of tea and that ubiquitous summer stalwart, a glass of Pimms.

All this for £25 for two people – go on, transport yourself 200 miles down south just for the afternoon!

Dates for your diary

Food Festival – Sunday July 12th 10am – 4pm

Insight Open Studios – September 19th & 20th and 26th & 27th




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