Museum Of World Treasures

835 East 1st Street in Old Town


To provide a gateway to the past that educates, entertains and inspires life long learning


The Museum of World Treasures was founded by Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke and opened its doors for the first time on April 22, 2001 at the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas. About two years later – due to tremendous growth – the museum relocated to what is affectionately known as the Farm & Art Market. The building is located in the Old Town district of Wichita, just east of downtown and was converted from a warehouse as were most of the multiuse buildings in the district. The area is an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, clubs, museums and theaters along with a rich and burgeoning population of citizens who are now choosing to live in the many loft condominiums that have sprung up in the district over the past ten years. While the Museum of World Treasures is young, you will find it has packed a great deal into its first six years and the artifacts you will witness here stand as testament to this fact.


Jen Voss

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Our family loves coming to visit the Museum of World Treasures! My husband and I love the second floor with Civil War, WWI, WWII, and Vietnam War exhibits. Our kids love the dinosaurs on the first floor. My husband and I also appreciate the kids play area on the 3rd floor where our kids can dress up, put on puppet shows, build castles out of blocks, read, and color. It's a great section for our kids to be kids without disturbing the other museum patrons. This museum usually isn't too busy or crowded, except for discount days. The price is reasonable ($10/adult) especially with kids 3 and under entering for free. The generous woman at the cash register even let my 4 year old in for free today! I'm fairly certain 4-12 year olds usually have to pay. This museum is very educational with a little bit of something for everyone. I highly recommend it for Wichita residents as well as for visitors!

Isaac Xman 12

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016

It was our family's first time visiting this museum & we loved it! We got in free because it was The Smithsonian Live Day, all we had to do was download some tickets online. There were so many interesting things to see & learn. I especially like the prehistoric periods & the ancient Egyptian periods. Our family would definitely come back again to visit!

David Gehrer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Really cool hidden gem in Old Town. They have a good WW1 and 2 exhibit. And a presidential exhibit.

Nick Hutchison

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A fantastic experience with good knowledgeable staff. If they can't answer your questions they definitely know how to find an answer.

Kevin Wolfe

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Highly impressed with the contents within the museum lots of things you would not expect to see in Kansas