2022: Celebrate JCM's 191st Anniversary!

Maxwell's Birthplace Virtual and Real-Life Tours

14 India Street, Edinburgh

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

Real-life tours of the house can now restart, subject to some public health limitations. See the details of general visiting arrangements.

Entrance Hall

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

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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