Site Closure
Maitland Gaol is closed. Please note that staff are still available to assist with enquiries.
There are three self guided audio tours available seven days a week, each providing a different perspective of the life behind the bars.
Get your social group, colleagues or friends together for a private tour of Maitland Gaol either during the day or at night.
Choose from a self guided audio tour daily or one of the scheduled guided tours these school holidays.
Maitland Gaol is one of New South Wales premier heritage listed sites and attracts visitors from all over the world.
From activity sheets to podcast suggestions, our online resources will keep both kids and adults busy.
From guided tours, ghost hunting or festival's such as Bitter & Twisted, you can find out what's on here.
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.