Museum @ Medalta

Medalta is an innovative industrial museum, contemporary ceramic arts facility, art gallery, and community hub located in Medicine Hat, Alberta. This once static museum has been transformed into a dynamic space that activates community and inspires change.

Experience the museum while you walk the factory floors and run your hands along the brick walls that hold the stories of our industrial history. Or you could spend your time in our contemporary galleries where you can see creations from local, regional, and international artists. And finally, spend time in our gift shop where you can purchase items made by our skilled artisans using clay mined within 200 km of our facilities.

Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat Alberta, the 150-acre Historic Clay District is situated on Treaty 7 land and was once home to some of the earliest industry in Western Canada. Today the history of the once-thriving ceramic industry is being revived with the iconic Medalta Potteries National Historic Site providing a contemporary setting to experience our shared heritage.

Medalta potteries exterior


Adult $15
Senior (60+) $13
Youth/Student (7 – 17) $11
Child (6 & under) Free
Family* $40

*Family: up to two (2) adults and children 17 and younger, to a maximum of six (6) people.


  • The main floor and washroom are wheelchair accessible.
  • The basement area is not wheelchair accessible.
  • One wheelchair available for public use. Please inquire at front desk.
  • No pets allowed. Service animals with identification are permitted.
  • Admission is free for healthcare aide attendants accompanying paying visitors with disabilities.

Special Events

Please note we host events regularly and it may cut off access to the Collector’s Gallery and Kilns. During restricted access times, we offer a discounted admission price to the museum.

Contact us at 403-529-1070 ext. 101 or if you would like to know if there will be restricted access during your visit.