About Origin Center Museum

Museum offers a lot of information not only about South African, but also about the human kind evolution. You will be guided with audio in 6 languages (including French German and English).  You could stay longer than the presentation, of 90 minutes. It is actually recommended for you to do so.You can also apply for a DNA sample so you can track your ancestral origins at the National Health Laboratory Services, located at the corner of Joubert and De Kotze streets. It exhibits amazing collection of  fossils, replicas you can touch and hold (open the drawers), and a stone tool collection spanning about 3 million years. It's an incredible museum for anyone interested in anthropology, archaeology, stone tools, evolution, and the role of South Africa in the development of early man. At last enjoy the amazing food at the cafe inside.

Must See

  • The fossils just down the passage.

  •  Evidence of evolution of mankind.

  • Tibetan monks and their sand mandala are remarkable.

How to reach

Take Charlton Terrace, Saratoga Ave and Wolmarans St to Yale Rd in Johannesburg. Head west on Gordon Rd toward Bertrams Rd. Use any lane to turn right at the 1st cross street onto Bertrams Rd/Charlton Terrace. Continue straight onto Yale Rd. Destination will be on the left.

Bus:R 15 - R 200

Taxi: One-Way from: R 85 - R 110


  • It also holds a great library.

  • Pull out the drawers to see 3D models of humanoid skulls.

  • It is  less crowded in Weekends.

  • There is a Coffe shop and a restaurant.

Visit Time

Sunday : Close

Monday : 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may have to wait in queue for tickets.


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Entrance Fee

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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