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.


Coming Soon – Christmas Art Market – December 2 & 3

New in the Craft Gallery

George Ormerod is a ceramist from Newcastle upon Tyne who makes decorative porcelain using rich glazes and vibrant patterns.

His domestic ware is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and then the designs are painted, and biscuit fired. Utilising wax and latex resits George pours on layers of felspathic glazes. The pots are then glaze fired to about 1300° in an oxidising gas kiln. At this temperature the glazes run and interact to create the lovely textures and colours that are a feature of his work.

Twink’s November Cartoon

Click on the image below to see the latest cartoon by Twink Addison

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.

We are also have a Christmas Menu every Friday & Saturday evening through until December 22.  Booking essential please call 01652 660380 for booking and availability. Click HERE to see the menu.

Coffee Shop 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!


Christmas Opening Times

Please note that we will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
At all other times we will be open as normal.