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.

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 in Braamfontein


Wits Art Museum is a short drive from the Park Station Gautrain station. See our guide to the Gautrain here and download the Gautrain app for real-time updates on when the next Gautrain and Gautrain midi-bus is due. Visit for more information on the timetable and fares. #YourGautrainJourneyStartsHere


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Open 10:00 – 16:00. Closed Mon, Sun.
Closed on all public holidays.

Price/Additional Info

Admission free but donations are encouraged.

Associated Venues

Wits Theatre

Cnr Jorissen and Station Sts, Braamfontein


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