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.
Winter School Holidays
With winter school holidays just around the corner why not check out what Maitland Gaol has coming up
Father's Day - A bite behind bars
Bring Dad along to Maitland Gaol this Father's Day for a tour and picnic lunch!
Tea and Reformation
We believe women in history shouldn't be a mystery. Explore the forgotten stories of five female prisoners during an afternoon tea and performance by drama students from Maitland High School.
Maitland Gaol Tours
Open seven days a week, visitors to Maitland Gaol can experience the site by a self guided audio tour or one of the themed guided tours available.
20 Years On Oral History Project
Do you have a memory or interesting story of the Gaol? To assist in ongoing research, we are asking the community to share their stories of the gaol with us.
Once housing some of Australia's most hardened and notorious criminals, today the Gaol has unlocked the gates for you to explore the site.
Maitland Gaol is one of New South Wales premier heritage listed sites and attracts visitors from all over the world.
With a number of tours available, there's experiences for individuals, groups and schools that are tailored to both children and adults.
Maitland Gaol hosts an array of events throughout the year. Check out what's coming up here.
Whether it be a meeting, special event or a wedding, Maitland Gaol houses the most unique spaces available in the region.
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.