Visitor Info

Getting there

The Origins Centre is located on the West campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Braamfontein. It is easily accessible by car, bus, or taxi. The centre is just off the M1, a major highway connecting the north and south of the city.

The centre is located on the inner city ciruclar route, C3, of the Rea Vaya.  Look out for the Rea Vaya bus stop signs in Jorissen or De Korte streets.  This bus service also makes a convenient connection from Park Station in central Johannesburg, which is now served by the superfast Gautrain from Pretoria, the airport and the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

Best time to visit

Opening times: Monday to Sunday 10h00-17h00. For visits on public holidays, please call ahead for opening times.  Tel: 011 717 4700.

Length of visit:

The average museum experience takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours, but for the enthusiast, there is an unsurpassed wealth of additional multi-media material detailing Africa’s past.

Getting around:

Well-informed tour guides can be booked in advance, or enjoy a stroll around yourself with the assistance of our wonderfully narrated audio-guides. Audio guides come with the price of admission and are available in six languages – isiZulu, SeSotho, English, Afrikaans, French, and German.


Adults: R80
Seniors & Wits Staff: R65
University Students with Student Card: R40
Children (under 12 with adult): R40
Learners: R45
Teachers (with school groups): R55
Guide Fee (Max 10-25 Pax): R200
Exclusive Guide (Min 1-9 Pax): R500
Temporary Exhibition: R60 (FREE with main museum ticket)
Lectures: R65
City Sightseeing Ticket Holders receive 50% off Adult Tickets at the Origins Centre

Museum School Tours