Self guided audio tours

There are three self guided audio tours available seven days a week, each providing a different perspective of the life behind the bars.

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.  

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 grueling regime that always ended up with the crims back serving an even longer sentence.

Snitch’s Gaol Exploration (children’s tour)

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. 

For the Deaf and Hearing Impaired: AUSLAN / Open Access

The Maitland Gaol Revealed audio tour is now available for the deaf and hearing impaired in either Auslan/Captions or Audio/Captions at Maitland Gaol.  This audio tour is available using a smartphone app called OpenAccess Tours that can be downloaded in advance or alternatively it is available on site (for those that do not have a smartphone). Standard admission costs apply for this tour.

For more information on OpenAccess Tours click here

Adult: $23
Concession/child: $17   
Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): $68

*Discounts available when using your own device (see below)

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Last entry at 3.00pm


You can now tour Maitland Gaol using your own smart phone or other mobile device with the Maitland Gaol app. Download the free app in advance or use the free Wi-Fi available at the gaol. Further details and instructions are available here.



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