June 2021: Celebrate 190th Anniversary!

James Clerk Maxwell's Birthplace Virtual Tour

14 India Street, Edinburgh

Take the Virtual Tour
Please come in and explore the house and exhibits.

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79) was one of the most important scientists of the 19th Century. He laid the foundations for many of the scientific and technological advances which shape our world.

He was born in this house at 14 India Street, Edinburgh.

In 1993 the Foundation acquired Maxwell's birthplace. This elegant Georgian house, after period restoration, displays a growing collection of heritage material associated with James Clerk Maxwell, his associates and family circle. ...MORE

Entrance Hall

Physical tours of the house are of course suspended because of the current public health emergency. In anticipation of restrictions being lifted, you can contact us to make provisional visiting arrangements.

Meantime, please take our virtual tour, explore other on-line resources by following the links on this page, or download a PDF brochure describing the house.

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