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 – Deadline for entries

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.

New to the Craft Gallery


A new consignment of studio pottery from Keith and Debbie Menear comes to the Craft Gallery this month.

The West Sussex couple, who spent their professional careers as chemists before becoming full-time potters, specialise in contemporary stoneware and raku pottery.

All their work is hand thrown on the wheel using white stoneware clay and glazes are a subtle pastel range of blue, green and pink.



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

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.