Maitland Gaol is open to the public 7 days a week

Evening Self Guided Audio Tour

Due to it's overwhelming popularity in 2016, Maitland Gaol is once again offering members of the public the opportunity to experience a self guided audio tour at night for a limited time. 

The Gaol will be open from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (last entry at 8.30pm) on the following dates: Friday 12 May, 9 June and 14 July.

A new experience

Following on from the success of the Ghost Hunting 101 tour, Maitland Gaol is excited to announce that we are currently working on the development of another Ghost Tour. This extended tour will give participants up to four hours to scour the site in search of paranormal activity.

Keep an eye on the website for more details.

Welcome to Maitland Gaol

Unlock the gates of Maitland Gaol today, where visitors are invited to 'serve time' learning about the facility, past prisoners and daring escapes. A key anchor attraction of the Hunter, Maitland Gaol housed some of Australia's most hardened and notorious criminals and has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years.

Annual Activities Program 2017

Maitland Gaol offers a number of fun activities throughout the year suitable for all ages. The 2017 activities program details a few of the available activities including the annual Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival, special activities on Friday the 13th and a full year of exhibitions. Click below to view the annual activities program.

Crimes of Passion Guided Tour

Crimes of Passion, they shock and horrify us, but in almost equal measure they intrigue us. Listen to Maitland Gaol come to life with a series of stories focused around Crimes of Passion that ended in incarceration or worse. The stories are entwined with love, suspicion, greed and envy with almost all culminating in a brutal ending. 

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