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.


Corona Virus

Dear Ropewalk supporter

The Ropewalk is now closed for an undetermined period of time and this will remain under review in line with government advice.

We are busy working on many scenarios depending on when we re-open and will be trying to continue to support artists and other creatives that have workshops, exhibitions etc booked in with us.

Several customers have asked what they can do to help us; perhaps you might consider purchasing a gift voucher. That way you are helping The Ropewalk cash flow and you will be able to use it later in the year for a meal, Ropery Hall events, a workshop or a treat from the galleries.

If you can afford to do so please hang on to tickets and workshop bookings until we can rearrange classes and shows in the autumn, if however you would prefer a refund we will sort that out for you.

If you were due to visit us for a workshop or performance, our team will contact you directly. Please do not contact the Box Office as they are receiving a large volume of calls and will deal with your query as soon as possible. Please bear with us as we have a limited number of staff working but we will endeavor to sort everything out as soon as we can.

To all our visitors, the creatives and organisations we work with, good luck and stay well. I am sure you will all feel for our staff team of 35 people who are now out of work. I will be thinking about all of you, we will miss welcoming you to our building but we will be here to welcome you on the other side.
Best wishes


Liz Bennet
Managing Director
The Ropewalk

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The April Cartoon

Please click on the image below to see Twink’s latest cartoon with handy hint for gardening whilst in lockdown.


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.


Annual Report

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

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!

Ropewalk Tours

Did you know that we conduct group tours of the building including a talk about its history? Contact Carol or call 01652 660380 for further details.






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