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. Keep watching this space!

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.


Buy Gift Vouchers Online

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The Ropewalk Meals Service

As you may know since our closure we have turned our Coffee Shop into a meals-on-wheels service delivering to the elderly and vulnerable in Barton. Thanks to numerous business and private donations we have been are able to deliver over 500 meals a week. We currently have a full team of volunteer drivers but if you wish to put your name on the reserve list please email 

Thanks to studio artist Luke Swinney for the fab illustration

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 June 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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