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    This is a great tour for families! Wade claims to have been found under a pile of bricks when the kilns were excavated and has stayed here ever since. He’s been spending his summers working in our education program, moulding the minds of our youth in clay. We’re so sad to say goodbye, this is his last summer with us as this is his last year in the bachelor of education program.

    Walk the same floors as the early workers in this historic factory – a time capsule to the beginning of Western Canada’s industrial revolution. Enter Medalta’s iconic beehive kilns, explore our nationally-recognized archaeological excavations, and probably have a few laughs with Wade on this tour!

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $15
    Senior $12
    Child $12

    Slip casts, jiggers, and glazes? Medalta is a living factory where historical processes come to life, demonstrated by our production artists. They’ll show you how it was done in the early 20th century, on machines that are over 100 years old!

    This tour will be lead by Production Coordinator and artist, Lisa Miklash. Among other things, Lisa has worked in the aerospace industry, anthropology, archaeology and finally wound up at Medalta! Lisa has always been an artist and musician. She creates and sells her own work as “Severely Altered Ceramics”.

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $15
    Senior $12
    Child $12

    Slip casts, jiggers, and glazes? Medalta is a living factory where historical processes come to life, demonstrated by our production artists. They’ll show you how it was done in the early 20th century, on machines that are over 100 years old!

    This tour will be lead by Production Coordinator and artist, Lisa Miklash. Among other things, Lisa has worked in the aerospace industry, anthropology, archaeology and finally wound up at Medalta! Lisa has always been an artist and musician. She creates and sells her own work as “Severely Altered Ceramics”.

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $15
    Senior $12
    Child $12

    Former I-XL foreman and gearhead Al Dillman will give guests the VIP treatment during this Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Tour. Between stunning cliffs and coulees sits an industrial gem: the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory. Discover the stories and people that shaped the settlement of the Badlands, from 1885 to the factory’s end by flood in 2010.

    Prepare for uneven ground and cool temperatures. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $17.50
    Senior $15
    Child $15

    Former I-XL foreman and gearhead Al Dillman will give guests the VIP treatment during this Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Tour. Between stunning cliffs and coulees sits an industrial gem: the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory. Discover the stories and people that shaped the settlement of the Badlands, from 1885 to the factory’s end by flood in 2010.

    Prepare for uneven ground and cool temperatures. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $17.50
    Senior $15
    Child $15

    Aaron Nelson first came to Medalta to teach a soda kiln building workshop and never left! Here’s your chance to get an in depth tour of the Shaw Centre for Contemporary Ceramics and our International Artists in Residence program by Medalta’s Executive Director. See the artist’s studios, state of the art kilns, the Les Manning Gallery and more!

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $15
    Senior $12
    Child $12

    Aaron Nelson first came to Medalta to teach a soda kiln building workshop and never left! Here’s your chance to get an in depth tour of the Shaw Centre for Contemporary Ceramics and our International Artists in Residence program by Medalta’s Executive Director. See the artist’s studios, state of the art kilns, the Les Manning Gallery and more!

    Please call 403-529-1070 to reserve your space. Tour starts at 1pm, please arrive early.

    Fee
    Adult $15
    Senior $12
    Child $12

    Experience Medalta

    Mix and match experiences to create a full itinerary. All options work as stand-alone experiences or are complementary to one another. Customization available upon request. All tours include museum admission ($12.00 value). A tax of 5% is added to the final price. Deposit of 10% required upon booking.

    Core Experiences

    Medalta Beehive Kilns & Factory Tour

    1 – 1.5 hours

    Walk the same floors as the early workers in this historic factory – a time capsule to the beginning of Western Canada’s industrial revolution. Enter Medalta’s iconic beehive kilns, explore our nationally-recognized archaeological excavations.

    Availability: Year round, on your schedule!

    12 -100 Guests Less than 12 guests
    Adult $15 Flat Rate $144
    Senior $12
    Child $12

    The Bricks that Built the Badlands

    2 hours

    Between stunning cliffs and coulees sits an industrial gem: the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory. Discover the stories and people that shaped the settlement of the Badlands, from 1886 to the factory’s end by flood in 2010.

    Availability: Suggested May-October.

    12 -100 Guests Less than 12 guests
    Adult $17.50 Flat Rate $180
    Senior $15
    Child $15

    Play in the Mud!

    2 hours

    Clay is a unique material – it can offer immediate satisfaction or endless complexity. Try it for yourself, in a hands-on experience with one of our artists-in-residence. Get messy and find your creativity in the Canadian Badlands!

    Availability: From October – April

    2 people $250 Min: 2
    Additional $50  Max: 20

    Extras

    These options are only available in combination with one of the above tours.

    Add An Expert

    Experience an intimate visit with experts that can offer highly specific insights into different aspects of the industry and landscapes of Medicine Hat.

    Former Factory Foreman
    Company President
    Local Brick Muralist and Museum Founder

    Availability: Determined case-by-case

    Flat Rate $190 – 390 (Depending on Season and Availability)

    Historical Processes – Live!

    30 – 45 mins

    Slip casts, jiggers, and glazes? Medalta is a living factory where historical processes come to life, demonstrated by our production artists. They’ll show you how it was done in the early 20th century, on machines that are over 100 years old!

    Availability: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

    12 -100 Guests Less than 12 guests
    Adult $8 Flat Rate $72
    Senior $6
    Child $6

    Food & Event Services

    Beers in a brick factory? Wood-fired pizza after a hard day of throwing pottery? Coffee and tea in a collection of one-of-a-kind mugs made at Medalta? We have an amazing selection of partners to cater for any occasion. Tell us about your group and let us propose a plan for making sure they leave more than satisfied!

    Starting at $6 per person Min: 12
     Max: 100
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