Welcome to the Origins Centre!

A world-class venue showcasing humanity's origins

Fossil Collection

The collection is open Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00. For more information contact the Origins Centre at 011 717 4700 or email ask.origins@wits.ac.za

Temporary Exhibitions

Come see our next temporary exhibition on "Life Through Clay" starting on the 21st of July 2016

Walkabout: The Origins of Walter Battiss: "Another Curios Palimpsest" Tickets available @ www.webtickets.co.za

Join our Curator, Lara Mallen, for a walkabout of this exhibition at the Origins Centre, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Saturday 27 August, Origins Centre, Wits University. The tour will focus on the rock art tracings that played such an important formative role in the development of Battiss as an artist, on the conservation and display of these fragile works, and on Battiss in the world of South African archaeology. Included in the walkabout will be a viewing of the painted stones in the main museum that Battiss removed from rock art sites in various parts of South Africa, as well as an in-depth look at the famous Voortrekker Stone, soon to be on loan to the Rijksmuseum in Holland.


Looking for a unique function? Come to the Origins Centre! Contact functions.origins@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 4700