James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthplace
14 India Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6EZ
James Clerk Maxwell is one of the greatest Scottish scientists and ranks with Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Indeed, Einstein had a photograph of a portrait of Maxwell hanging on the wall of his study. A copy of that very portrait hangs in 14 India Street.
In 1993, the Clerk Maxwell Foundation raised the necessary moneys to acquire James Clerk Maxwell’s Edinburgh birthplace.
This elegant Georgian house, after a period of restoration displays a growing collection of heritage material associated with James Clerk Maxwell, his associates and family circle.
Regulations permitting, we plan to host ten guided in-person tours on Saturday 25th September 2021. Full details below.
Visit in Person
For Doors Open Days 2021, we will be open for in-person pre-booked guided tours on Saturday 25 September 2021.
The tours will take place at 11.00am, 11.30am , 12.00noon, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm and 3.30pm.
Each tour will last 25 minutes and should be booked by a single social “bubble” only. The ten available slots can be booked via our website.
Bookings have priority, but casual visitors will be taken if no booked slots have been taken at the time.