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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: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
All reviewsself guided tourex inmatecouple of hoursown pacefew hoursghost tourworth a visita real eye openernight tourcell blocksgreat tourtake your timegreat place to visitsunday morninghead phonessobering experiencebehind the scenes
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
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
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
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
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.
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