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 room hire, printmaking and picture framing.

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.


In The Craft Gallery

Louise Smurthwaite

The Craft Gallery has some fantastic new stock by Louise Smurthwaite, originally from Barton Upon Humber but now living in Edinburgh. She graduated in 2008 from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in drawing and painting and now creates prints, cards, wooden hanging ornaments and more. The work she crafts is based upon journey, creating work from observation on her travels, often depicting such things and mountains, plants and houses. Working with Art Refuge UK Louise and fellow illustrator Sophie Martin travelled to India and Nepal for four months and volunteered as Art Therapists running workshops for refugees.

Twink Addison’s February Cartoon

Please click on the image below.

Coffee Shop Blog

Click on the image above to read Chris’ February Blog

Ropewalk Picture Framing

Increased  costs for raw materials and wide-spread competition from the ready-made sector has seen the directors of the Waterside Artists’ Co-operative that runs The Ropewalk take the reluctant decision to close down its picture framing business from the end of March.
The framing business, initially started by Co-Operative director Richard Hatfield as Artefact Framing and based in Maltby Lane, has been part of The Ropewalk since it first opened in 2000.
The department will close on March 31 but framing orders will be taken in up to the end of February giving framer Tina time to complete all outstanding work.
We should like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support over the years but sadly continuing the framing business is no longer viable.