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.


Easter Opening Times

We will be open throughout the Easter period. On Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday the galleries will close at 4pm. Please note Friday Night Food in the Coffee Shop will be open as normal with last orders at 7.15pm.

2019 North Lincolnshire Print Open Exhibition

June 15 – September 8
To download an entry form please click HERE

Luke Jerram’s Harrison’s Garden Auction

All the remaining clocks from the Harrison’s Garden installation will be auctioned by Golding, Young & Mawer at their Lincoln Saleroom this Wednesday at 10am (viewing Tuesday 16th 10am to 4pm & Saleday 8.30am to 10am). For further information please visit

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!

April Cartoon

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

New Magazine – Out Now!


Dates for your diary

Ropewalk Gardening Day – Sunday May 19


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