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.



February Cartoon

by Twink Addison – click on the image below

The Sculpture Garden

Twink Addison, our gardener and cartoonist has made a photographic record of the plants and insects found in the Sculpture Garden and Ropewalk Promenade. Please click on the image to see more.

St.Patrick’s Day in the Coffee Shop

On Friday March 20 our early evening menu has an Irish theme. Please click HERE to see the menu.
No need to book – last orders at 7.15pm.

A Moment in Time

This new publication, now available in the Craft Gallery, is a facsimile of a booklet produced by the Barton Upon Humber (south) Townswomen’s Guild in 1957. Produced by Barton Civic Society, it is a survey of the town at a point in time, which, for readers today provides a fascinating snapshot of life in Barton over sixty years ago.

Annual Audience Survey

It is that time of year when we ask for your help by filling in our annual survey. Please follow this LINK and have your say!


Are you interested in volunteering in and around Barton? If so, Barton’s new Volunteer Co-ordinator Daniel Wylie would like to hear from you. Please contact Daniel by email: or visit the facebook page @bartonvolunteers.

Fathom Works – Creative Industry Units

We currently have a triple unit available. For more information please contact click HERE

Dates for your diary

20th Anniversary Open Day – April 11

Gardening Day – May 17





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