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“Fascinating Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Origins Centre

Origins Centre
Cnr Yale and Enoch Sontonga Roads | University of the Witwatrersand, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa
011 717 4700
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Ranked #22 of 57 Attractions in Johannesburg
Type: Museums
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Cape Town, South Africa
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fascinating Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This museum in the grounds of the University of Witwatersrand is definitely worth a visit. The layout and interior design are stimulating and very educational

Visited February 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Day outing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is an excellent destination for those interested in man's origins and archeology. Take your time to see the displays and absorb the area which is beautiful any time of year.

Visited September 2012
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Johannesburg South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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“Definitly worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

it's interesting for all ages. The information is well presented often in bold graphs that all can understand. I do have a concern about the upkeep of the facility, it's such a wonderful idea, and it would be a shame if it fell into dis-repair.

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg
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3 attraction reviews
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“Cradle of Mankind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Learn something unique to the region. It is exceptionally interesting and something not to be found anywhere else. Well worth the trip, and great for kids but not for very young kids.

Visited August 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A JHB must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I don't know if this is on the list of must sees in JHB but it is something interesting and smart and I think would appeal to many people, local and tourists.

Visited August 2012
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