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With a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years this former maximum security prison is now open for you to explore.

Maitland Gaol provides experiences for individuals, groups and schools that are tailored to both children and adults. There are many fascinating tours available. 

Be led around by an ex-warder, join a historic tour to learn more about the Gaol’s past or simply take the time to do it yourself with a self guided audio tour. 

Self guided audio tours are available seven days a week and guided tour times and dates are varied.


Filming Screen Hunter facilitates film making in the Maitland area and are the one stop shop for location managers and producers. If you are interested in filming at Maitland Gaol…

Visitor Services

How to get here   find us 6-18 John Street (PO Box 249), East Maitland, NSW, 2323 Show on a map Drive Maitland Gaol is situated in East Maitland, just…

Private Tours

Maitland Gaol offers a range of guided tours to suit groups of all types. Experience the 150 years of history in a way that suits you. For large group bookings…

Online Resources

Snitches Spot   SNITCH’S SPOT I knows a thing or two about the Gaol and I’ve certainly learnt how to have fun after all these years in Gaol! Check out some…

School Holidays

Summer Activities These activities are perfect for family outings, with a number of things for kids to do and get involved in. Additional guided tours, special tours and other activities…

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