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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

Birthplace Tours In Person On Line On Paper (PDF)

Entrance Hall

In person tours of the house can now restart, subject to some public health limitations.
Interactive virtual tours are always available on line.
The PDF brochure describes the contents of the house.

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