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Maitland Gaol

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Eerily interesting

We experienced the self guided tour. Reasonably priced and very informative with current... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan106
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Really interesting and fun for the family

What a great thing to do. Took my 11 year old son and we both did the self guided tour. A real eye... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julian H
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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
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6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Dan106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Very good insight on what the prisoners went through and the conditions they needed to adapt too. Finding your way around was abit hard but otherwise recommended

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We visited Maitland Gaol and went on the Ex-Guard's tour with Keith. It was so interesting, and Keith had many stories to share with us. We visited all of the key parts of the gaol, and each section had its own history and notorious characters....More

Thank Dol L
Reviewed 22 July 2018

went to the open day for a gold coin donation. Worth doing even with the big crowds, defiantly is an eye opener

Thank jgzjgul
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We went here as a kids church group end of term shindig to play laser skirmish. It is so much fun running around the gaol, a little spooky but the kids loved it! Would love to come back and do the guided tour one day

Thank PrincessVino
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Our group of 8 did audio self guided tour through the gaol and we all found it very interesting. Considering the gaol only closed in the late 90's it was pretty harsh conditions for even the worst criminals. You can take as little or as...More

Thank Colmich
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Did the Crimes of Passion night tour. Not enough time to stop during the tour and take on photographs. Tour guide was friendly, humorous and extremely knowledgeable, shows a definite passion for what he does.

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We picked a miserable wet day to do this visit. It made it a challenge getting around but the site itself is very interesting and the audio assisted information is very well done. Setting you up to go through takes some time, so if it's...More

Thank Christine L M
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Joanne N
1 March 2016|
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Response from GlobalGrappler | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo, the self guided audio tour is $22 for adults ($16 for concession/children) and runs 10am-3pm. There are other guided tours available for a slightly higher price i.e. $28 Cheers, Marc
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