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.


Inprint 2017 – National Open Printmaking Exhibition

This Biennial exhibition organised by Rob Moore will be shown in three galleries – Studio Eleven & KAG Gallery and at The Ropewalk from September 16 – October 29. Submission is on September 1,2 & 3 and entry forms are available by clicking the links below.

Information for artists  Entry Form   Labels

Friday Food Night at the Ropery Coffee Shop

If you want a break from cooking a meal after a long week at work the good news is that the Ropery Coffee Shop has now extended its opening hours on Friday evenings with food service hours running straight through from 11.30am until 8pm with last orders for food 45 minutes earlier.  As well as the regular menu there will also be an extended special menu – ideal if you are making your way down to Ropery Hall.  There is no need to book – just drop in and enjoy a relaxed early evening meal.

August in the garden

To see Twink Addison’s latest cartoon please click on the image below


New Blog

Coffee Shop Chef Chris Brunton has created a new blog to keep you up to date with our latest specials, theme nights and seasonal fruit and vegetables that we will be using throughout the month. Click on the image above to check it out!

Dates for your diary

Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days

The Ropewalk is taking part in Heritage Open Days between September 7 – 10.
We begin with a archive film night on Thursday 7 and continues with guided tours and children’s quiz on Saturday 9. For more details visit

Insight Open Studios – September 16,17 & 23,24


Heather & Michael Pickwell – felt and photography. Click HERE to see more.