Welcome to the Origins Centre!

A world-class venue showcasing humanity's origins

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Current Exhibition

Surface Detail: A Solo Exhibition by Richard Penn from 30th September through November. This exhibition features the first ever showing of Penn's oil paintings.

Origins to Cradle Tour

Includes guided tour of three museums: Origins Centre, Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng and shuttle transport. Max 6 people at R1341 per person. Booking required, email bookings.origins@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 4700.

Temporary Exhibit

"Germany Confronting the Holocaust" from 3rd to 29th October, Cost R50. This exhibition examines post-war responses of Germans to the crimes committed in their name.

Public Lecture

Extinct Johannesburg by Marc Sherratt and Kerri Wolter on Wed, 23 Sept at 18:00 for 18:30. Entrance Fee: R50 adults/ R40 Wits staff/ R20 Student

“Absolutely magnificent museum and conception” - Andrew Miller, Imperial College, London. 2014

“Fantastic experience. Will be back” - Dr Tony Campbell, St. Andrews University, Scotland. 2014

“Very impressive. Extremely interesting. Brilliant!” - Sally Burrow and David Thomas, Oxford University, 2013

“Great visual displays and audio. Thank you.” - Professor Martin Steer, University College, Dublin, 2012

“Very interesting. I enjoyed the rich amount of information. Fascinating exhibits” - Sandra Sanneh and Richard Dodd, Yale University. 2012