Experience Medalta

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. Self-Guided Tours are available.

Medalta Self-Guided Tour

45 minutes – 1 hour

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 wander through the Ol’ Factory filled with original equipment and tools.

Availability:

Daily between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Guests Price
Adult $15
Senior (60+ yrs) $13
Youth/Student (7-17 yrs)  $11
Child (under 6 yrs)  Free
Family* $40

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

Medalta Guided Tour

1 – 1  1/4 hour

Our knowledgeable tour providers will take you through our many spaces, passing on the stories we have discovered about the Historic Clay District. Who are Jim Marshall and Jack Forbes? How many fires tried to claim Medalta Potteries? Learn these stories and more.

Availability:

Wednesday and Saturday at 1:00 pm. Maximum 10 people. Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance for staffing purposes.

Guests Price
Adult $20
Senior (60+ yrs) $16
Youth/Student (7-17 yrs)  $14
Child (under 6 yrs)  $3
Family* $50

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

Recommendations

  • Keep your family unit together when walking through the museum, and keep children within reach at all times
  • 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 or check here if you would like to know if there will be restricted access during your visit.

Accessibility

  • 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.
  • Self-Guided Admission is free for healthcare aide attendants accompanying paying visitors with disabilities.

Private Guided Tours

  • For groups larger than 10, a Private Guided Tour must be requested. Please complete the form here.