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June 2021: Celebrate 190th Anniversary!

Welcome to the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation

Honorary Patron: Professor Peter Higgs CH FRS FRSE

News: House tours suspended by CV19. Virtual tour OK.

News: Celebrate Maxwell's 190th anniversary, June 2021.

News: Menu system updated. Click on above.

News: Annual Report for 2020 now available.


James Clerk Maxwell with his colour wheel.

Please explore our website to find out more about James Clerk Maxwell, the great Scottish natural philosopher, and the activities of the JCM Foundation.

We have a wealth of information about Maxwell and his work with many articles, video documentaries, audio documentaries, posters and other documents available in our Resources section as well as a picture gallery site.

Information about our outreach activities is given below.

Please see our Annual Report for 2020.



14 India Street, Edinburgh

Tours of James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthplace:

The Foundation bought the house in 1993. This elegant Georgian house, after period restoration, displays a growing collection of heritage material associated with James Clerk Maxwell, his associates and family circle.

Unfortunately, real-life tours have been suspended since 16th March 2020 because of the public health crisis.

Fortunately, our panoramic virtual tour allows viewers to see inside the restored house and view the exhibits in detail at their own pace.


We (co-)fund the following:

... and produce Newsletters

... find out more

The JCM Foundation is a charity formed in Scotland in 1977. (Registered Charity SC015003)
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