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.

Upcoming Events

Learn about our tour and event options.

Origins Shop

We have 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.

End of Year Functions

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