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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.


Full Time Humans

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
This museum was an excellent surprise. Take the highlights tour, and then enjoy looking around. They have everything from presidents, dinosaurs, mummy's and a play area for kids. This was an excellent museum where we learned a lot. The building itself was really neat as well. Great stop!

Edgar Meza

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Note that the three stars has nothing to do with service or with the contents of the museum. I just simply think that it could be a little more interactive. Yes I know that funds are probably hard to come by but the city should definitely invest in it. I enjoyed everything about it tho.

Kelly McElroy

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Local treasure of a museum! A great collection of world-wide oddities, treasures, antiques, and historical facts and items. Our son loves the dinosaur skeletons! The kids area on the third floor is a life saver for when parents need a break and kiddos need to run. Family friendly!

Kat Stucky

Friday, June 22, 2018
Take your kids! Take your Grandma! Take your estranged 3rd cousin! The playroom was awesome, the exhibits were amazing, and the bear didn't eat anyone! Prepare to spend over an hour here exploring, reading, and being haunted by the Braided Lady. Trust me, you won't regret it. (Well, your wallet might because HOLY MOLEY THEY HAVE GEODES AND AGATES IN THE GIFT SHOP!!!)

Taylor Rowdy

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Decent museum it's surreal being able to see ancient cuneiform text up close, plus the Buddha statues were unreal. I have personal mixed emotions about certain ceremonial burial objects and mummies but all in all great place. A lot to take in but worth it

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