The Bleloch Geological Museum in the Geosciences building houses a spectacular collection of rock and mineral specimens.
The Museum displays have undergone extensive redesign to highlight the tremendous breadth of Earth Science, including Geology, Geophysics, Palaeontology, Planetary Science and Meteorite Studies, Environmental Earth Science, Crystallography and Mineralogy and to facilitate their use as an educational resource.
Visitors to the Origins Centre follow a path of hominin innovation that began over 2 million years ago.
It contains evidence of ancient stone tools, artefacts of symbolic and spiritual significance, and examples of the region’s visually striking rock art. It also captures the impact of the colonial front and highlights examples of resistance.
The Origins Centre boasts an extensive collection of rock art from the Rock Art Research Institute (RARI) at Wits, affording visitors the opportunity to view some of the richest visual heritage found in South Africa and to learn about its history and meaning.