Medalta

713 Medalta Ave. S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9- Map It
Phone: (403) 529-1070
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Medalta is at 713 Medalta Ave. S.E. An innovative industrial museum, contemporary ceramic arts facility and art gallery, Medalta is located within a converted century-old factory and has become a place where modern technologies, historic restoration and archaeology come together. Brick, tile and pottery manufacturing were prominent industries in Medicine Hat starting in the late 19th century due to a supply of clay deposits, natural gas and the availability of railroad transportation. The city once boasted several potteries, such as Medalta Potteries and Medicine Hat Potteries (later Hycroft China Ltd.). Today only the brick industry remains. Located in the Historic Clay District, visitors can watch pottery demonstrations, view beehive kilns constructed in the early 1920s and tour the expansive site complete with artifacts, a large collection of Medicine Hat Pottery and production machines. Special events and pottery classes and workshops also take place throughout the year. Guided tours are available.
$12; $10 (ages 6-17, ages 60+ and students with ID); $30 (family, two adults and two children).
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Thurs. 5-8:30). Guided tours are offered Sat.-Sun. at 1 in summer; self-guiding tours are available rest of year. Closed Nov. 11. Allow 1 hour minimum.