Spring activities

These spring holidays Maitland Gaol has a full range of activities for the whole family.
 
Daily tours available
Self guided audio tours are available daily, with adults at children’s prices during the school holidays. There are also a number of guided tours available.  
 
150 Years Under and Key
Immerse yourself in the history of Maitland Gaol on this 1½ tour, discovering stories of all sorts of heroes and villains. Our expert guides are regularly undertaking and updating research to give you the most informed tour of this 150 year old institution. Delve into all parts of the site and learn of the changes that have occurred in prisoner treatment throughout the life of this oldest continuously operating correctional facility in Australia.
Price
$22.00 per person
Times
TBC
 
Escapes Tour
While learning about the history and operation of this notorious prison, this tour explores the various stories behind some of the documented escapes from Australia’s longest continuously operating correctional facility. Throughout your exploration, stories of amazing escapes, from the unbelievable and amazing to the farcical. All, in most cases, for a few hours of freedom. Learn about the 'Magnificent Seven' the last successful escape in September 1977 and Patrick McNamara, who escaped in August 1851, only to be recaptured four months later and face the hangman’s noose in March 1852.
Price
$22 per person
Times
TBC
 
Ex-Warder Tour

A 90 minute escorted tour through the site from the perspective of those responsible for operating the facility. Be warned, there are some stories which are not for the faint hearted.
Your guide will provide you with information on the history of this maximum security facility and what it was like to look after some of the "worst of the worst". Be prepared for some harrowing tales.
Prices
$22 per person
Times
TBC

Silent Disco
An original and revolutionary approach to entertainment. Let off some steam over 90 minutes and bust some moves for this special one off activity at the Gaol these school holidays. Be entertained with a range of music while the DJ entertains you with three channels to choose your music from. Something a little different but guaranteed to keep you dancing to your favourite tunes. Bookings essential.
Price
$10.00 per child (one adult per child complimentary for children's activities)
Times
Tuesday 26 September at 11.00am and 2.00pm
 
Paint Your Place
For 150 years, many prisoners called Maitland Gaol home. During this special school holiday activity, be guided on a one hour mini tour and learn about different buildings, industries the prisoners worked in, and what their daily routine consisted of. At the end of the tour, children are encouraged to paint their interpretation of the 'place' many prisoners called home. Bookings essential.
Price 
$10.00 per child (one adult per child complimentary for children's activities)
Times
Friday 29 September and 6 October at 11.00am

 

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