You’re welcome at Maitland Gaol, a former maximum security prison with a gruesome history spanning over 150 years. This heritage listed site is home to a variety of unique spaces tucked away within its great walls. Since its closure in 1998, the gaol has made an impressive transformation into a prominent tourist attraction without compromising its authenticity. The gaol offers a genuine glimpse into the history of one of the state’s most notorious prisons and an unparalleled experience that your delegates are guaranteed to remember.
The antique style chapel was the first building to welcome prisoners into the daunting site, located opposite the heavy metal entrance gates. On the first floor the chapel is bathed in natural light with majestic arched windows stretching close to the ceiling with the room made richer by the intricate timber work. The chapel makes an ideal venue for a corporate meal or wedding ceremony. There is a disabled lift available to the Chapel and also accessible toilets on both ground and first floor levels.
The auditorium is a modern addition to the gaol, with the historic building undergoing renovations in early 2009 to create an ideal space for large scale presentations and conventions.