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.
These winter school holidays, Maitland Gaol will be hosting daily tours with self guided audio tours and themed guided tours.
In addition to the daily tours available you can visit the new hospital display, get involved in the kids activities ore go on the new and exciting prisoner experience tour available.