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.


New Opening Times

During August we will be open from Thursday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm (4 pm Sunday). Hopefully this will be a temporary measure and be under review. Please check this website before making your journey.

Re-Opening – What to expect

The Ropewalk is now open and we have introduced new arrangements for hygiene and the application of social distancing.

We politely request that you refrain from visiting The Ropewalk should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

There will be a one-way system for visitors who will enter from the Coffee Shop entrance and leave by the Craft Gallery. Areas will be marked out for safe distancing; Perspex screens will be in place on sales counters and staff will be wearing appropriate face-coverings.

In our dining areas tables and chairs have been reconfigured to ensure enough distance between seated parties. In areas where people from different households are seated together, seats will be removed or blocked to ensure there is a suitable gap between guests. Upon entering customers will be asked to wait to be seated, hand sanitiser will be available. We will also ask customers to provide contact details to comply with the Track & Trace system.

Please make payments using contactless card, rather than cash, where possible.

We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures, throughout the day, which seek to disinfect high frequency touch points, such as tables and chairs, service counters, handles and taps.

Toilets will be open as usual, and visitors are encouraged to take responsibility for looking after their own welfare by sanitising before use with the products supplied.

We hope that these measures will not impair your visit and be assured that you will receive our usual warm welcome.

Click HERE to view Liz’s Facebook Live tour.

Digital Survey

The Ropewalk are carrying out this survey to better understand who our digital audiences are and how digital audiences are engaging with arts and culture online, more generally.

The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will enable us to evaluate the impact of our digital work and help us understand how people’s consumption of online arts and culture have been changed by COVID-19.

Anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research purposes. The information you provide will be held by The Ropewalk and The Audience Agency, who are running the survey on our behalf. In compliance with GDPR, your data will be stored securely and will only be used for the purposes it was given. Thank you for your time. Keep safe and well The Ropewalk team.

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There Was & There Was Not by Claire Newman-Williams is in Gallery One and Twists and Turns by Inkers is in the Artspace. Click on the videos below for a preview.

The August Cartoon

Please click on the image below to see Twink’s latest cartoon.



The Sculpture Garden

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

Annual Report

The 2018/19 Annual Report is now available to view – please click HERE






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