Medalta in the Historic Clay District

Step into a Working Museum


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 and fired with natural gas that is pumped from under the facility.


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 to 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.


Check out this video to hear their story!