Come and see our big bridge and our long building.
The Jane White Couture Tuition studio is within The Ropewalk, a contemporary arts centre, performance venue and creative enterprise hub situated in North Lincolnshire on the southern bank of the River Humber, just below the Humber Bridge.
Originally part of a ropemaking factory dating from 1767, the Ropewalk building is Grade II listed and almost a quarter of a mile in length! The factory eventually closed in 1989 but is now full of life and industry once again as a thriving centre for creative business and performance arts. The centre is a popular spot for visitors who want to explore the surrounding countryside and its wonderful array of flora and wildlife. From here you can marvel at the feat of engineering that is the Humber Bridge, or just have a relaxed and peaceful cuppa or indulgent lunch at the coffee shop.
An acclaimed arts centre, the Ropewalk comprises 4 galleries, a sculpture garden, a craft gallery, studio and workshop facilities for creative enterprises and a coffee shop.
The galleries, shops and café are open every day, Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm
Admission to the galleries, sculpture garden and the museum is free with ample on-site free parking.
The centre also houses the Ropewalk Museum that pays tribute to the history of ropemaking at Hall’s Barton Ropery, dating from 1767. Rope manufactured here was exported throughout the world. The museum presents a wonderful insight into the life and conditions of the Ropery workers and their families. The museum presents the story of ropemaking in Barton with displays, artifacts and other memorabilia associated with the history of the factory and its workforce.
The Ropewalk is on one level with good wheelchair access; we are a 5-minute walk from the Barton Transport Interchange with half-hourly buses to Hull and Scunthorpe and a 2-hourly rail service to Grimsby and the wider rail network.
Ropewalk and surrounding area pictures from Clare Drewell Photography and other sources