Maitland Gaol is closed - 4th to 7th November

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.

Crimes of Passion: New Tour offering

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. 

Maitland Gaol Tours

Visitors to Maitland Gaol can experience the site by a self guided audio tour or one of the themed public tours. The self guided audio tours are available seven days a week during opening hours, and public guided tours are readily available on the weekends. The tours take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Bookings are essential for guided tours.

Gaol Jam has some new flavours

On the back of the success of Gaol Jam, Mulberry last year, Maitland Gaol has again teamed up with East Maitland CWA to produce some new lemon inspired products. Available on the shelves now is Two Fruits Marmalade and Lemon and Ginger Jam.

izi.TRAVEL App

You can now tour Maitland Gaol using your own smart phone or tablet with the izi.TRAVEL app. Download the free app and use the inbuilt QR reader to scan the unique gaol QR code to access the Maitland Gaol Revealed self guided audio tour on your device. The audio tour can be downloaded in advance or alternatively onsite using the free Wi-Fi available at the gaol.

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