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.



The Craft Gallery


Laura, our Craft Gallery Co-ordinator, has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of David Hilton’s ceramics from France so she can add an oil drizzler to her current ‘fish’ range collection at home. Included in David’s selection is a new design – matt black with gloss dots. His popular tableware range features cake stands, milk jugs, cheese plates, butter dishes, cream jugs, salad bowls with servers. We also have his cutlery range that always makes the perfect present

International News

We are pleased to hear that former Ropewalk artist-in-residence Alan Jones has been awarded The Kilgour Art Prize in his native Australia. The annual AU$ 50,000 prize for portraiture is awarded by the Newcastle Art Gallery. For more details please click here.

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 more of her occasional series ‘In and out of the beds’ please click on the image above.





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