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.


For the safety of our interpreters and guests, masks are suggested for the duration of your guided tour, but no longer required. 

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 200km 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


Our museum will be partially closed for the month of March 2023 due to construction in the old factory. Admission will be discounted during this time.

Adult $14
Senior (60+) $12
Youth (6 – 17) $12
Child (5 & under) Free
Family (group of 6) $36


Please note that we host events regularly throughout the year, and may cut off access to the Schlachter Gallery. During restricted access times, we offer 25% off admission price to the museum. Please call our front desk if you would like to know if the Schlachter Gallery will be closed during your visit 403-529-1070.