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General Arrangements for Visiting 14 India Street

Doors Open Days 12:00-16:00, 24-25th September 2022

Visit 14 India Street. No booking required on these days. Doors Open Day details.

Otherwise, please book your tour in advance

The house in which James Clerk Maxwell was born is normally open to visitors for pre-arranged tours every Tuesday at 3pm. Tours are conducted by volunteers and standard tours take approximately 1 hour. Please note, the house is on two levels, the first level is entered via a short flight of steps, and the upper level can only be accessed by a full flight of stairs.

Please see below for details of how to arrange a tour. There is no charge, but donations to the Foundation are always appreciated.

From a recent visitor:

Thank you for taking so much of your time this afternoon to give us a personalized tour of the Maxwell Home. My brother and my son and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Maxwell's incredible technical legacy and varied accomplishments in such detail.

You could also combine a visit to James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthplace with the self-guided James Clerk Maxwell walking tour of Edinburgh.

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Please read the appropriate note below for your group size, give us as much advance notice as you can and e-mail us with the following information:

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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.

Admission is by advance e-mail request only. We will send you notification as to whether a place is available prior to the visit date. Please note unless we receive your request at least 48 hours in advance there is no guarantee that the venue will be staffed and open to visitors.

Provided you are able to give sufficient advance notice, special arrangements may be made for larger groups to visit. Group visits must be requested and arranged by a group spokesperson who intends to be present at the visit itself.

Requests from third party tour organisers will not be considered.

If you are travelling a considerable distance with a specific aim of visiting James Clerk Maxwell’s birthplace, e.g. for academic, scientific or historic reasons, requests for a visit by special arrangement may be considered if one of our hosts has availability during your stay in Edinburgh.

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