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Africa is where our ancestors evolved into human beings; it’s only fitting then that the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa, is where the Origins Centre Museum has been established. Conceptualised by a team of academics and designers...more
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The museum is very interesting, but because of construction, it's very difficult to actually GET to it. And, no one in the area - including people who work there or the bus driver that dropped us off, knew where the heck it was located. So...More
Even if you are not a total evolution and paleoanthropology nut (like me), the clear, hands-on displays of the Human Origins Center will give you a clear handle on our ancient past...seeing the beautiful Univ. of Witwatersrand campus is an added plus.
I would not have known this place existed if it wasnt for my Sowetan friend. We spent a long time in here as there is so much to see, in this part of the Witts University which is a museum on the development of Homo...More
Visiting this museum is a worthwhile way to spend an hour or two in Jo’burg. It provides a well designed overview of the recent evidence that modern man originated in Africa. There are some interesting artifacts, visual displays and videos covering the pre history of...More
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum. They had historical artifacts and did a fine job explaining the history and the culture of the San people. They have a nice cafe onsite and a large gift shop. Bonus points for calling a a driver for me...More
The Origins Centre is on the Wits university campus and you are given an audio guide and a brief overview before you start. The aspects on human origins were interesting, but the real strength of the museum is through exploring the history and cosmology of...More
It's a bit hard to find but then I easily spent a few hours in the museum. Before entering the museum, the lady at the bookshop explained to me what I would see and what I could expect from the museum. It is partly about...More
Origins provides an in-depth view of the archaeology and people of ancient South Africa. The displays are interesting and attractive. The museum is set inside the Wits campus. There are no signs outside the campus and hardly anyone in the area have ever heard of...More