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.


In The Craft Gallery

Janine Jacques

Cup of tea and cake? Don’t mind if I do! Janine Jacques has brought in some wonderful felted art and prints. In 2015 Janine went on a wet felt making course and her passion for felt art and felt tea cosies began. For Janine it was a way she could get back to her creative roots and produce art again. Ever since then she has been designing and making landscape felt tea cosies and felt art works. Inspired by walking in the local countryside Janine depicts her surroundings whether that is rolling hills, field of poppies, or a good piece of cake in a little tea room. Janine Jacques felted works are a delight to have at The Ropewalk.

Twink Addison’s March Cartoon

Please click on the image below.

Coffee Shop Blog

Click on the image above to read Chris’ March Blog

Ropewalk Picture Framing

Increased  costs for raw materials and wide-spread competition from the ready-made sector has seen the directors of the Waterside Artists’ Co-operative that runs The Ropewalk take the reluctant decision to close down its picture framing business from the end of March.
The framing business, initially started by Co-Operative director Richard Hatfield as Artefact Framing and based in Maltby Lane, has been part of The Ropewalk since it first opened in 2000.
The department will close on March 31 but framing orders will be taken in up to the end of February giving framer Tina time to complete all outstanding work.
We should like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support over the years but sadly continuing the framing business is no longer viable.