Kansas City's TWA Museum Moves into the Airline's Former HQ
If you’re looking to get a little culture this summer there’s always the option to visit a museum, and if you’re into airline this and that like we are, we’ve got a new one to recommend. You know we’re all about taking a sneak peek into the past lives of passengers, pilots, and flight attendants, so it’s only natural that we’re already enamored with the TWA Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.
For just $5 visitors are welcome to take a step back in history and observe how it used to be up in the skies, and of course feel the jealousy that comes with seeing how air travel used to be.
The museum just moved into their new digs at the site of the airline’s former 1931 headquarters, 10 Richards Road, so now even the building holding the exhibits, artifacts, and treasures contributes to the history. The museum has displays on everything from old uniforms to actual flight decks, and of course everything in between. It’s just enough to keep you entertained as you relive the glory years of flight. Some of the stuff even travelled around the country almost twenty years ago, as TWA was one of the main sponsors of the Smithsonian’s 150th anniversary, and they sent out some their goodies on a road trip across the country.
For those who just can’t pay a visit anytime soon—don’t worry—as you can still waste some cash at the gift shop from the comfort of your own home. The museum hasn’t really developed an eCommerce solution as of yet, but a simple email request will get you what you’re looking for. They’ve got TWA luggage tags, coasters, blankets, pillows, hats, shirts, books, and plenty more. It might be a little bit early to be thinking about the holiday season, but we’ve already picked out a couple of items that we’d like to let Santa know about.