Wits Art Museum (WAM)

This landmark museum is part of Wits University, although located outside campus walls in Braamfontein. Home to an extraordinary collection of African art, including contemporary and historical art from across the continent. WAM offers a dynamic programme of events and exhibitions, whilst maintaining a fantastic permanent collection.

Wits Art Museum in Braamfontein
Wits Art Museum in Braamfontein

The museum's archives contain more than 12,000 items ranging from paintings, watercolours, photography and etchings to large sculptural pieces and traditional artworks from across Africa, and as such only a fraction of the collection is ever on display at any one time. The Museum also has an excellent value cafe serving light meals and refreshments.


Wits Art Museum in Braamfontein
Wits Art Museum is a landmark art museum, part of the University of the Witwatersrand

Covid-19 protocols: There are restrictions on how many people can access the museum, so booking is essential. Call +27 11 717 1358 or +27 11 717 1365 or email You will need to fill out a Covid screening form to enter the museum. Send a text to *120*3622# to receive the form to complete on your phone and show on arrival.

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Open 10:00-16:00. Closed Mon, Sun.

Price/Additional Info

Admission free

Associated Venues

Wits Theatre

Cnr Jorissen and Station Sts, Braamfontein


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