Visitors to the Origins Centre follow an 80 000-year path in search of the art and culture that has inspired human innovation, as well as delve into the beliefs of the San.
Opened by President Thabo Mbeki in 2006, the Origins Centre is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of modern humankind, telling the story of the emergence of human beings and humanity in southern Africa. Origins is home to a vast array of palaeoanthropological, archaeological and genetic materials charting the origins, evolution, and the development of humankind. These materials include ancient stone tools, artefacts of symbolic and spiritual significance, and examples of the region’s visual rock art.
Venue: Origins Centre Museum, Yale Rd and Enoch Sontonga Ave, Johannesburg
Time: Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat & Public Holidays 10am to 4pm | Sun closed
Cost: R81 adults | R40 students & children | R66 pensioners