We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Tour then a stroll

We dropped in here for a tour which was very interesting. Then nearby a walking path we embarked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Very Informative

This was a very interesting self guided little tour. It was fascinating to look at this old factory... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Read all 225 reviews
All photos (90)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop”(18 reviews)
“pottery factory”(15 reviews)
Inhale the nostalgia as you walk the same floors of the early workers in this historic factory - a time capsule to the beginning of Western Canada's industrial revolution. Learn and create while getting hands on with a clay experience taught by a...more
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 3K9, Canada
+1 403-529-1070
Reviews (225)
Filter reviews
221 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gift shop pottery factory self guided tour pottery making working museum on display canadian history thursday evening lots of history great history very cool place local vendors historic building inner workings turn of the century piece of history step back in time
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 221 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here for a tour which was very interesting. Then nearby a walking path we embarked on. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

Thank sunriisesunset
Reviewed 30 October 2018

An unique experience, but the tours are highly over priced making it out of the range for a family visit.

Thank Lorne B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This was a very interesting self guided little tour. It was fascinating to look at this old factory and the ovens and learn how they used to make all kinds of beautiful pottery. The tour explained everything from finding the proper clay to the finished...More

Thank vickid266
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

An interesting bit of Medicine Hat history, Medalta was once a booming clay pottery manufacturer that produced wares shipped from coast to coast. The museum, which gives you a good feel for the manufacturing process and scope of finished goods produced, is excellent. The gift...More

1  Thank SeeBeeEss
Reviewed 31 August 2018

very historic building with lots of local potters fare. a beautiful venue for a wedding whether it be summer or winter.

Thank fjwelz
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Interesting to see the history and process! Gift store where you can buy products they are famous for such as crocks and bean pots!

Thank AlbertaCammy
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Emma was so helpful in making our time at the Pottery Factory informative and pleasant. She looked things up on the computer and helped us find things we would enjoy doing. There was an event happening with a couple food trucks and vendors. We toured...More

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were staying in Medicine Hat for the night. We stopped later in the day so no time for a tour. A little off the beaten track so we had a bit of a time finding it. Took a few photos and my wife selected...More

1  Thank idgara56
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Nice Sunday afternoon avoiding the rain. Lots to see, thousands of pieces of coarse pottery. But it was the demos of the processing which was really interesting.

Thank ElTigre2014
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What an impressive experience of part of Medicine Hat's history, a definite step back in time for all who visit this facility. Once you pass through the receiving area of the Medalta facility be prepared to step back in time as you move through it's...More

Thank nitro12018
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 nearby hotels
Baymont by Wyndham Medicine Hat
233 reviews
2.73 km away
Imperial Motor Inn
240 reviews
2.81 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Medicine Hat AB
395 reviews
2.92 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites Medicine Hat
566 reviews
3.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 218 nearby restaurants
Sushi Miso
39 reviews
1.59 km away
Dayz off Pub
34 reviews
1.40 km away
Industry Pub
30 reviews
.96 km away
Silver Buckle Sports Bar
11 reviews
1.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 54 nearby attractions
Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
63 reviews
1.28 km away
Strathcona Island Park
18 reviews
1.40 km away
Medicine Hat Farmers' Market
6 reviews
1.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
13 May 2015|
Response from kayceelaw | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't work there - just visited. I would go on the Medalta website and ask the question.