The cell doors have now been swung open, with visitors invited to 'serve time' learning about the facility, past prisoners and daring escapes.
A key anchor attraction of the Hunter, Maitland Gaol has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years. After housing some of Australia's most hardened and notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol closed as a Correctional Institution in 1998.
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Celebrate Father's Day this September with a special Father's Day Breakfast and Tour or go to the second year of Elsewhere - The Lock up on Saturday 10 October 2015 that will feature great live music and promises to be bigger than the last.
Maitland Gaol has been a host location for a range of Work for the Dole activities for more than eight years.
Two new projects under the Government’s recently instigated Jobactive initiative’s program of Work for the Dole have commenced at Maitland Gaol, improving the visitor experience and assisting the ongoing maintenance of this historic facility.