Unique spaces

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 Chapel


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


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.

A & B Wings
The remarkable former cell blocks are the perfect setting for a gourmet dining experience that no prisoner could have ever dreamed would be served in the steely site. These exceptional spaces are also ideal for cocktail functions, seminars and product launches.
 
The Marquee
A marquee is situated in the heart of the gaol, looking out toward the exercise yard. The space provides a blank canvas and the possibilities for its use are only limited by your imagination.
 
The Exercise Yard
This open space once held a building for female inmates, prison farm inmates and the hospital. Now this lush grassed area provides an oasis within the gaol walls, perfect for team building activities, an alfresco lunch or the possibility of a portable marquee suitable for a distinctive gala dinner.
 
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