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.
Self guided and Guided tours available
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.
Heritage Festival - Launch of Snitch & Friends
Come along and meet Snitch & Friends with children entering free for one weekend only.
There are three self guided audio tours available seven days a week, each providing a different perspective of the life behind the bars.
Celebrating Our Heritage for the Future, children will be front and centre for one weekend only, with children entering free for the entire weekend.
From activity sheets to podcast suggestions, our online resources will keep both kids and adults busy.
What's on
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.