Welcome to the Origins Centre!

A world-class venue showcasing humanity's origins

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New Exhibition

“Green Screen” - An art exhibition by Janet Solomon at Origins Centre, 7th Nov 2014 – 31st Jan 2015

DNA Testing Tour

DNA Testing Tour on Saturday, 31 January from 10:00-12:00. Cost R100 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 4700/08.

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.

Bracelet Class

Bracelet Making Class on Saturday, 7 February from 10:00-12:00, Cost R250 includes History of Beads Talk, Bracelet, and Coffee and Cake. Booking required, email shop-origins@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 4700/08.

“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