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.


Heritage Open Days

From a traditional etching demonstration, to exclusive guided tours through our historic building and our first Heritage Book Fair, The Ropewalk is delighted to be taking part in the Barton Heritage Open Days programme. From Thursday, September 6 to Sunday, September 16, there will be 90 events on offer at 18 different venues around Barton upon Humber. There’s so much to discover, so come and celebrate the rich history of our town!

For more information visit our museum website.

British Science Festival 2018

This September the British Science Festival comes to Hull & The Humber. With events throughout the region including some based at The Ropewalk including UV Yoga, Drawing from Life and Glass Blowing.

For more information visit  Full details of events at The Ropewalk can be found on

The Craft Gallery

Clojo Ruth

New maker to The Ropewalk, Clojo Ruth is a designer based in Cardiff. She creates all of her textile works in her studio with her two trusty industrial embroidery machines and an army of sewing machines. All of the collections that Clojo creates hold a strong illustrative style that is transcribed into embroidery. Whilst specialising in stitch, Clojo also enjoys combining materials and textile techniques to create visually exciting designs. All of the products are inspired by wildlife from her home town of Falmouth, to create charming, functional accessories.

New Workshops

Our new Autumn workshop programme includes a range of day classes by Ropewalk tenant and interior designer Lesley Jones of Lucy Valentine Interiors. For more information click HERE.

New Ropewalk Magazine

Available shortly

August Cartoon

Click on the image above to see Twink Addison’s latest cartoon.

Hiring Ropery Hall

As well as hosting theatre, music and comedy, did you know that Ropery Hall can also be hired as a meeting space? The room can be arranged as you wish – boardroom, classroom or theatre style. With 1200 sq ft of floor space and a maximum capacity of 120 it can comfortably accommodate any large group or conference. With its’ own stage, ceiling mounted projector and screen and with free Wi-fi it is the perfect venue to hold your event. The room can be hired by the hour, session or for a full day and there is a substantially reduced hire rate for local groups and charities.

Refreshments are available including tea & coffee, water, fruit juice and biscuits. Buffets are provided by the Ropery Coffee Shop and are all freshly made in house using locally sourced and fairtrade produce. Our delicious home-made cakes and tray-bakes are a particular favourite.

If you would like any more information about hiring Ropery Hall or any of our other meeting rooms please contact Carol on 01652 660380 or email

Artsmark For Schools

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Click HERE for more information…


Coffee Shop Blog

Click on the image above to read Chris’ Blog