A look at life on the inside.... 



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.

Open 7 days, Maitland Gaol offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in a world class self-guided audio tour. Additionally, themed-guided tours and torchlight tours by night are regularly available and are a great way to interpret this unique attraction. Only the brave can battle a group sleepover night.

The Gaol is also burgeoning as a venue of choice for special events.

This website is designed to answer all your questions about this unique attraction. Use the navigation column on the left to go straight to the information you require or browse through the pages, becoming immersed in what we have to offer. Don't forget to check out the upcoming events and specials available. You can also buy your tickets for Ex-Inmate and Ex-Warder Day Tours and themed Torchlight Tours on-line.

However, if there are questions which you still have about Maitland Gaol, please contact our Customer Service staff or send us an email and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible with the information you require.

We look forward to welcoming you to Maitland Gaol soon.


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