Welcome to the Origins Centre!

A world-class venue showcasing humanity's origins

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Current Exhibition

Tracing the Cosmos: Follow the Brushstrokes of the Cave Artists, open 24th June to 30th August. This exhibition features important pieces from two centuries of rock art recording in southern Africa.

DNA Testing Tour

Next DNA Testing Tour in August. Cost R125 for DNA Tour and R800 for Female and R1200 for Male DNA Testing. Booking required, email shop-origins@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 4708.

Shop

We have just accessioned some beautiful embroidery and crafts from around the country into our shop. Pop in and see these new crafts, as well as our unrivalled selection of books related to Africa.

Public Lecture

Check back for upcoming Public Lectures in July!

“Absolutely magnificent museum and conception” - Andrew Miller, Imperial College, London. 2011

“Fantastic experience. Will be back” - Dr Tony Campbell, St. Andrews University, Scotland. 2011

“Very impressive. Extremely interesting. Brilliant!” - Sally Burrow and David Thomas, Oxford University, 2012

“Great visual displays and audio. Thank you.” - Professor Martin Steer, University College, Dublin, 2013

“Very interesting. I enjoyed the rich amount of information. Fascinating exhibits” - Sandra Sanneh and Richard Dodd, Yale University. 2013