Tours

Experience Medalta

Medalta in the Historic Clay District is back open to visitors. While we look forward to welcoming our guests back, we ask that you please read our full guidelines and be sure to book in advance so ensure your visit goes smoothly. Prebooking will be available at this webpage shortly. Help us to celebrate the history of Medalta while keeping yourself and other guests safe.

Medalta Self Guided Tour

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.

Availability: Tues – Sat 10am-3pm

For larger groups, please contact us at 403.529.1070

 

Guests Price
Adult $14
Senior (60+ yrs) $12
Youth/Student (6-17 yrs)  $12
Child (under 5 yrs)  Free
Family (group of 6)  $36

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Medalta Guided Tour

1 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: Wed – Sat at 1pm

For larger groups, please contact us at 403.529.1070

 

Guests Price
Adult $17
Senior (60+ yrs) $14
Youth/Student (6-17 yrs)  $14
Child (under 5 yrs)  $2
Family (group of 6)  $46

Register Now

QUICK POINTS FOR YOUR VISIT

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • The maximum occupancy of our museum is 50 guests at a time
  • The maximum occupancy of the gift shop is 4 guests at a time (prebooking not necessary)
  • Visits are encouraged to be booked online 24 hours in advance
  • While walk in visits are not encouraged, if we have not reached our occupancy maximum, you may be permitted to enter
  • Timed entry of 5 visitors every 15 minutes – this number may be increased if all guests live within the same household
  • Hands-on interactive elements in the museum are closed
  • Wear a mask, if available. We will not be providing masks to visitors
  • Keep your family unit together when walking through the museum, and keep children within reach at all times
  • Please bring your own strollers and wheelchairs as these will not be available onsite

Full covid-19 guidelines

What we’re asking of our visitors:
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Please visit myhealth.alberta.ca for more information on conducting a self-assessment.
  • Purchase your timed-admission online before you head to the museum.
  • Wear a mask, if available. Please note that we will not be providing masks to visitors.
  • Practice good hygiene. This includes washing your hands, for at least 20 seconds, regularly during your visit, avoiding touching your face, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
  • Keep your family unit together when walking through the museum, and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient – don’t crowd around exhibits.
  • Practice physical distancing guidelines, keeping 2 metres away from others and please wait your turn.
  • Download and utilize the ABTraceTogether app.
  • Explore the museum by following the marked one-way route.
  • Please bring your own strollers and wheelchairs as these will not be available onsite.
  • Enter and exit the building through the main entrance doors.

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

  • Limiting visitor numbers – maximum occupancy of 50 guests at a time in the museum and 4 guests at a time in the gift shop
  • Timed prebooked admission – must be booked 24 hours in advance online  to allow for capacity control, no-contact purchasing and symptom screening.
  • Timed entry of 5 visitors every 15 minutes – this number may be increased if all guests live within the same household.
  • Encouraging physical distancing with signage, spacing ‘dots,’ and route markers.
  • Limiting seating in museum spaces.
  • Providing physical barriers in customer service areas.
  • Closing all hands-on, interactive elements to limit visitor contact in our museum spaces.
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.
  • In order to reduce congregating in our museum gift shop, we no longer have available space for the consumption of food.

What’s open

  • The number of visitors allowed in at any one time is limited.
  • The gift shop is open, with restrictions to visitors at any one time to support physical distancing.
  • We are offering our scheduled Summer children’s Programs in a dedicated space to comply with public health guidelines.
  • Kiln Rentals: Electric and Blaauw Kiln Rentals will be available to artists who reside in Medicine Hat
  • We are hosting pre-booked private events which are able to comply with the most current public health restrictions on gatherings.
  • Curbside pickup is available to those who prefer it, at pre-booked pickup times.

What’s closed:

  • Hands-on displays and interactive features
  • School trips
  • Coffee and tea are no longer available in our gift shop
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