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.


Re-Opening – What to expect

The Ropewalk will re-open to the public on August 1 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.


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Current Exhibition

If things were normal our current exhibition in Gallery One would have been There Was & There Was Not by Claire Newman-Williams. Click on the video below for a taste of what might have been. Hopefully you will be able to see it before too long.

The July 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

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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