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.


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.

Jo Povall

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A very random museum. Not the best museum and not the worst. A lot of the exhibits could have been better organised to make the flow better. Information could have been displayed better and made in a more accessible way. Context for each archaeological period and historical period needs to be placed in and more information about mummification and the preservation process.

Christopher Read

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Not a bad museum not a great museum. Good for kids or an hour or two on a date. Pricing is fair. I wouldn't stay if it was crowded. Bathrooms are hard to find.

Carl Shrout

Friday, June 9, 2017

Very good information in WWI and WWII. Plus they have a piece of the Berlin Wall there!

Nicole Allen

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

So much to do and learn. The kids were entertained for hours.