Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Ropewalk - Barton upon Humber

If you've never ventured to Barton upon Humber in North Lincolnshire now is the time!  And if you live north of the Humber you can take in a trip over the magnificent Humber Bridge on the way (a must for civil engineering fans & not quite as expensive as it used to be either!).  Facts of the day - open since 1981, the Humber Bridge is the 5th largest single span suspension bridge in the world.  

The Ropewalk - View from the Sculpture Garden
Let's get back to the point though - Barton has this fabulous place called The Ropewalk.  Housed in a former rope factory, the Ropewalk is a centre for the arts.  It has galleries including a gallery shop, a sculpture garden, coffee shop (which is extremely fabulous and not to be missed), a museum detailing the history of ropemaking at the factory, meeting rooms, artists studios, picture framing & Ropery Hall which is a venue for film, theatre, comedy & music.  

Ropewalk Gallery Shop

Glassware
Pottery

Prints
Scrummy cakes at the cafe

Ropery Museum


If that isn't enough it has a varied workshop programme too.  You can find out more about the Ropewalk and what's going on here...

I visited recently, which is always a treat, and delivered some new Hippystitch stock.  Here's a little taster...


Fabric Necklaces
Flower Button Bracelets

Button Brooches
Flower Button Necklaces

If you like wildlife, Water's Edge Country Park & Visitor Centre is just next door.  Go on make a day of it!

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