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 printmaking and room hire.

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.


Gallery Visit

We were pleased to see artists Ian and Stef Mitchell last week when they called in to their work hanging in the North Lincolnshire print Open exhibition.

Taste Of Excellence

If you’ve enjoyed a fresh coffee, slice of cake or hearty lunch at The Ropewalk, then please nominate us for “Tea of Coffee Shop of the Year” in the Taste of Excellence Food and Drink Awards – and spread the word!

It’s easy to place your vote online, so please visit, click on the Taste of Excellence image and fill out the online form. You need to include your name, address, email address and telephone number, then scroll to the bottom of the nominations form to find “Tea or Coffee Shop of the Year” – and type in “Ropery Coffee Shop, Barton upon Humber”.

It’s as simple as that, and your vote helps to shine a spotlight on our fabulous Coffee Shop and the hard work of our team to champion fresh, home-made and local produce!


The July Cartoon

Please click on the image below to see Twink Addison’s latest cartoon

Heritage Open Days

brochure now available – please click the image below to see the online brochure.

The Promenade at The Ropewalk

We love that people enjoy walking down The Promenade – from serious walkers, those who are enjoying a slow meander and even young children leaning to ride a bicycle on the level road.  But we would respectfully remind you that The Promenade is a private road and we are acutely aware that at times cars travel down there far too quickly and often dogs are running loose.  Sadly even the environs of The Ropewalk are not safe as recently someone has helped themselves to the crop of gooseberries that were nearly ready to pick as well as a wild orchid in the natural area at the northern end of the building.

Dates for your Diary

Heritage Open Days – September 13-22

includes A Ropewalk Guided Tour (Sept 15, 19) Printmaking Demonstration (Sept 18) Tai Chi session (Sept 14)

Ropewalk Open Studios – September 28 & 29

Vintage Fair – November 2


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