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Museum of Knots and Sailor's Ropework

Museum of Knots and Sailor's Ropework

Online Exhibitions

Click on the links below to see online exhibitions of items from our collection

Rope & Ropemaking

Sailor's Ropework

About Us

The Museum of Knots and Sailor's Ropework is a small private museum with an unique and important collection of sailor's ropework, both practical and decorative, together with a large range of tools for the rope and canvas working trades. A new extension houses all types of rope together with rope making equipment ranging from the most primitive to more sophisticated geared machines.

Admission Costs

Free, just sign our visitors' book

Opening Hours

The museum is located at a private house and the collections are of specialised interest. The museum is not suitable for group visits and all visits are by arrangement with the owners, Mr and Mrs Pawson.


501 Wherstead Road









Latitude: 52.03732452° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.1507331 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

Entrance to the museum is over grass, unsuitable for wheelchairs..

How to Find Us

Access via 501 Wherstead Road, which is on the southwest outskirts of Ipswich. On street parking is available nearby.


Some Photos of Our Museum

Museum of Knots and Sailors Ropework
Museum of Knots and Sailors Ropework
or logo , man & boy serving rope
Museum of Knots and Sailors Ropework

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