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.


Banabi Kim

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

Get ready to read lots of information. It was a fun place to be but they could be a bit more organized. I felt like there were lots of information just spread out randomly.

Brent Magouirk

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

Took grandkids. Had a great time. Will go back. Purchased household membership + one for not much more than we would have paid for entrance. Lots of history displays are good. Thanks

John Fiebich

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Great museum. Convenient location. Variety of artifacts. Reasonable price.

Cheryl Longan

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

Great place for family day trip. Guides are knowledgeable and helpful. My family loved all the exhibits, especially the dinosaurs! History to the max

Adam Bryant

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

This is a really neat museum. We had some time to kill waiting on meeting and went for a look. Very glad we did. There are some great Hindi statues and a couple mummies. Not very crowed. It's not the Smithsonian or anything but it's really amazing to see some of these things in the middle if ks.