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.


James Aterton

Friday, June 30, 2017

A fantastic place to visit. Steeped in world history, it has a wonderful collection of many exotic objects from around the world. But not just a museum, there are plenty of small interactive activities to keep even the youngest child entertained. My personal favorite part of the museum was the geological collection, including a very large Geosit, very pretty look on. Also a wonderful collection of gold coins and other gold artifacts.Great place for kids and to visit your mummy. I very much enjoyed my visit but I wouldn't want to be an exhibit there.😂

Russell Hofelzer

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Crafted beer is good and they have a nice variety of food, especially like the Salmon. Excellent value. Upstairs known as the Loft can be a lot fun with friends, boasting a wraparound porch for watching the action in the streets. Live music or DJ, depends.

Cody Barnes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It was a lot of fun to take my 2 yo until we were looking at the dinosaur bones and he says he is ready to see the real dinosaurs. After explaining that there weren't any live dinosaurs he lost interest. As a note for future improvement live dinosaurs.

Helen LeBlanc

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Took 4 of my grandchildren and they loved it! They spent over 3 hours looking at everything. They range in age from 8 to 10. Today they think they have the most wonderful Grandma in the world.

Cat Cope

Monday, May 1, 2017

I absolutely love the Museum of World Treasures. It's not too crowded and there's so many interactive displays. I love that photography is allowed as well. There's displays from many different eras and I love the variety. The gift shop at the end also has some pretty cool trinkets.