The house in which James Clerk Maxwell was born is normally open to visitors. Visits are currently limited because of the public health emergency, but our Doors Open Day will run in a modified format with advance booking.
Details of how to arrange a Doors Open Day visit for a small group from the same bubble on 25 September 2021 are given below. But please bear in mind that all bookings are provisional at the moment, and subject to developments in public health policy.
Tours are conducted by volunteers and the Doors Open Day tour will take approximately 25 minutes in one of the following time slots.
11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30.
(Sorry, crossed out times are now fully booked.)
We will only have one small group from the same bubble in each slot. Mask wearing is compulsory inside, and we will take your temperature (by non-contact means) and ask you to sanitise your hands before entry.
If you have mobility difficulties please note that the house is entered via a short flight of steps from the street, but the Doors Open Day tour will not visit the upper levels of the house.
There is no charge, but donations to the Foundation are always appreciated.
Our e-mail for arranging visits is:
The James Clerk Maxwell Foundation will use the information you send solely for the purposes of (i) arranging and contacting you about your visit; (ii) collecting visitor numbers by world region; (iii) sending you our newsletter where you have specifically requested this.
You may also combine a visit to James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthplace with the self-guided James Clerk Maxwell walking tour of Edinburgh.