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.
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.
Family research assistance
Wanting to research your family or a previous inmate? Maitland Gaol has experienced staff that can assist you in finding information or that missing piece about a family member or a previous inmate.
Annual Activities Program 2018
Maitland Gaol offers a number of fun activities throughout the year suitable for all ages.
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.