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.


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!

Barton Arts Festival

The Ropewalk are proud sponsors of this year’s festival. Click on the image below to find out about it.

Heritage Open Days

brochure now available – please click the image below to see the online brochure.

The June Cartoon by Twink Addison

Click on the image below

Christmas Art Market

The deadline for any artist/maker wishing to apply for a stall is June 16. Please email the Craft Gallery for further information.

Dates for your Diary

Heritage Open Days – September 13-22

includes A Ropewalk Guided Tour (Sept 15, 19) Printmaking Demonstration (Sept 18) Tai Chi session (Sept 14)

Ropewalk Open Studios – September 28 & 29

Vintage Fair – November 2


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