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Origins Centre

Location: Gauteng, Johannesburg

The journey begins with the origins of humankind in Africa and then moves through the development of art, symbolism, technology—the very things that give us our humanity—on the continent.

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Origins Centre

Between 150 000 and 200 000 years ago modern Homo Sapiens evolved in Africa. They then left the continent and settled throughout the entire world - in the Middle East 100 000 years ago; in Asia and Europe 70 000 years ago and in the Americas 25 000 years ago.

The museum is a world-class facility that comprises two independent but closely linked museums. It was designed by a team of academics and designers from Wits University and aims to provide visitors with a unique experience of Africa’s rich, complex and sometimes mysterious past.

Combining cutting edge technology with the creative vision of South Africa’s foremost artists, the narrative structure of the museum takes visitors through an extraordinary journey of discovery.

Open from Monday to Sunday 09h00 - 17h00.


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