After Hours – Self Guided Audio Tour
Come along and experience our self guided audio tour at dusk during this one off event, Maitland Gaol After Hours.
The self guided audio tours allow for an immersive experience as you learn about the buildings and their importance to the site. For one night only you’ll be able to guide yourself through the site as the sun sets. Please note last entry to the site will be 8.00pm, site closing at 9.00pm.
With three different tour to choose from each tour has a route to follow to make sure you don’t miss anything, but you’re also welcome to explore the site at your own pace.
Please bring your own device and headphones. The self guided audio tour is designed as an individual experience and works best when listened to via headphones.
Maitland Gaol Revealed
This audio tour will give you an in depth understanding of how prisoners slept, ate, exercised and wiled away the many thousands of hours until their release. You will explore each section of the site, revealing secrets straight from the mouths of those who knew it best, the ex-inmates and ex-warders.
Maitland Gaol Revealed is classed as the ‘adults’ tour and may contain information about sex, homosexuality and course language. We suggest this tour for adults and teenagers (14 years and over) but ultimately we leave the decision up to you. Please note that this tour is partnered with Snitch’s Gaol Exploration so that children and adults can move in the same direction and explore the site together whilst listening to age appropriate content.
Escaping Maitland Gaol
This audio tour will lead you through the maze of cells, divulging intricate details of the many escape attempts seen throughout the gaol’s 150 year history. You will hear stories of ballsy efforts to break free of the gaol’s gruelling regime that almost always ended up with the prisoners back serving an even longer sentence.
Snitch’s Gaol Exploration
The ghostly character ‘Snitch the Rat’ leads children on an adventure through the gaol cells. Snitch tells the children all the secrets of the gaol that he witnessed as the many criminals were brought in from the outside world. This tour is perfect for primary school aged children as it offers a fun and fascinating experience that is full of facts and stories that will entertain and educate.
This tour is specifically designed for children, however many adults enjoy it to. This tour works well for families as children can listen to age appropriate content whilst parents/caregivers can enjoy adult content available on Maitland Gaol Revealed.
Whatever tour is right for you Maitland Gaol staff are on hand to make sure you device is set and ready to go before you enter the site, making sure you have an enjoyable learning experience.
6-18 John Street
East Maitland NSW
New South Wales
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- 02 4936 6482
Adult from $19
Concession from $13
Child from $13
Child (under 5) from $0