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.


Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea at The Ropewalk

Bookings are now being taken for a special Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea here in our Ropery Coffee Shop.
From 3pm on March 15 the Coffee Shop will be closed to all except those who have booked our renowned afternoon tea and we will be staying open later so you can enjoy the occasion at your leisure.
The cost of the Afternoon Tea remains at £10 but a glass of Prosecco can be included for an additional charge.
Call into the Craft Gallery to book your table or alternatively call 01652 660380.

The Ropery Coffee Shop is the Great North Lincolnshire Cake-Off winner


We did it! We’re delighted to announce that the Coffee Shop’s carrot cake has been judged the favourite in North Lincolnshire Council’s inaugural Tea Pot Trail.

The plaque was presented to the Coffee Shop staff by the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Liz Redfern, who took the time to sample the award-winning cake herself.
“Well done to The Ropery Coffee Shop on winning the Great North Lincolnshire Cake-Off. Your carrot cake was a clear winner for many people that visited your Shop as part of the Tea Pot Trail,” she said.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for us,” said the Coffee Shop’s Lisa Phillips. “I am sure that this year the competition is going to be just as fierce so once again we will be relying on our customers to cast their votes!”
Here Cllr Redfern (second left) presents the award to Sarah (third left) and Marissa (first right) while Brindley (first left) serves up a slice of the carrot cake.

New to the Craft Gallery


A new addition to the Craft Gallery is work by Cornish jeweller Lawrence Gibson.
His range is based on designs of the sea and coast, using coloured resin to depict sky blue, sun rays and waves.  The base metal of Lawrence’s jewellery is pewter, locally sourced in Cornwall and he adds colour to the resin which is either dropped into the pewter casting or made as a separate piece and incorporated into the design.


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.




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