Arts and culture at Wits
The Wits campus has a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities which collectively depict the richness of our history, academic endeavours, diversity of disciplines and social interaction.
Origins Centre: Houses Paleoanthropological and Archaeological material, as well the largest rock engraving archive on the continent. Visitors to the Origins Centre follow a path of hominin innovation that began over 2 million years ago.
Wits Theatre: One of the finest performing arts facilities in the country providing support for the mounting of productions and aspects of technical teaching and practical training.
The Adler Museum of Medicine: Preserves the history of the health sciences in southern Africa, and supplements the educational activities of the University, by means of collections, research, teaching, exhibitions and publications.
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precint: Facilitates the incubation of start-ups, the commercialisation of research and the development of high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youth.
The Life Sciences Museum: The only natural history museum in Johannesburg. A multifaceted, modern museum with research and teaching laboratories, a large herbarium, and live plants and animals, skeletons, models and preserved specimens.
Wits Art Museum (WAM): Houses 9 000 of the world’s largest and finest collections of African art and is a rich resource for research and training.
Wits University Press is the oldest university press in South Africa and celebrates its centenary in 2022.
Historical Papers Research Archive: One of the most comprehensive public archives in Southern Africa, with over 3400 collections.
The Hans Adler Collection: Adler's wish in donating part of his collection of rare scores, models, albums and instruments was "to inspire future generations of music students and lovers of music".
The Wits Rural Facility is a base for rural-focused research, student training, and community outreach in the Bushbuckridge region of Limpopo, South Africa.
Situated about 50km from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is a remarkable 47 000 hectare destination that tells the story of humanity through the discovery of ancient fossils.
Fassler Gallery was named in honour of John Fassler, head of the department of architecture at Wits from 1948-1968.
Pullen Nature Reserve is a Wits facility that offers space for workshops, research, writing retreats, fieldwork and general recreation.