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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...more
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
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Took the self guided audio tour, was interesting and informative. Signage and directions left a little to be desired. We saw several people lost although we had no issues. An option for a more in-depth longer tour would be good. If your in the area...More
Well worth a visit. If you can try and do a tour with an ex guard and also an ex prisoner, you will be amazed at the difference in the stories, a good time to visit is when a function is being held, eg. Bitter...More
Even though it’s a prison this is a really interesting place to visit. We took the audio tour and the content was very comprehensive. The gaol has a very interesting history and the audio tour explains it very well.
My only criticism is that the...More
This was a fantastic place to visit, there are day tours,night tours or overnight tours for the very brave. Your Guide tells stories of the inmates, especially the high security ones, a look at the cells and general area.
Easy parking in a relaxed part of Maitland
We did the self guided tour which includes map and audio guide via supplied easy to use iPod. the locations are marked with numbers so you can find the relevant guide in the iPod, also has a...More
We experienced the self guided tour. Reasonably priced and very informative with current technology. The gaol has interesting history and the stories are there in the telling and in the visual display surrounding you. Staff are helpful and a souvenir shop available if you feel...More
What a great thing to do. Took my 11 year old son and we both did the self guided tour. A real eye opener into past and modern prison life. I wouldn’t have wanted to be incarcerated here that’s for sure. Loved it.
Our kids were bored during the school holidays so my husband took them to Maitland Goal for a Self Guided Tour. They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their own listening device walking around at there own pace. There was lots of fun and...More