Maitland Gaol

Unlock the gates of Maitland Gaol and discover what's inside.

A former maximum security prison which housed some of Australia’s most notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol has a vibrant history which spans more than 150 years. Since its closure in 1998, the Gaol has made an impressive transformation into one of the Hunter region’s iconic tourist attractions.

The Gaol provides experiences and events for individuals, groups and schools that are tailored to all ages. There are many fascinating guided tours available, or 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 tours (Not available at the moment) are available most weekends at 11.00am with torchlight tours at 8.00pm (pre-bookings are essential for guided tours).

The Gaol also offers unique function and event spaces with the flexibility to host weddings, conferences, dinners, trade shows and more. Speak to our team today to book your event at this memorable site.

  • Family/Kids Friendly
  • Non-Smoking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
6-18 John Street East Maitland
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Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm | Saturday to Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm | Last entry to site 3.00pm. Subject to change without notice.