Heritage, arts and culture

If you are looking for arts, heritage and culture to invoke your emotions, arouse passionate conversations and enrich your daily life, Maitland is the place to cultivate just that. Maitland has a rich and diverse legacy of Aboriginal and European cultural values which can be seen through our local communities, buildings and places.

Walka Water Works is a majestic building, built in 1887, is located at Oakhampton Heights. The heritage listed pumphouse is surrounded by a lake and bush trails with an abundance of wildlife.

Maitland Gaol officially opened and took its first prisoners in December 1848. Maitland Gaol offers a genuine glimpse into the history of one of the state’s most prominent prisons. Unlock the past with a variety of tours and events ready for you to discover.

Maitland provides a range of heritage walks and tours that explore the heritage of the city and its people.

Enjoy the year round theatre productions that enlighten and entertain, and there is much inspiring architecture to admire.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery has permanent and travelling exhibitions that compliment the many independent studios and art spaces, which conjure powerful emotions and conversations about how we interpret them. 

Explore the Maitland Art Trail to enjoy the community art and murals that adorn the streets and laneways. Each space provides living creative expression for locals and visitors alike that is just too good not to share.

Discover the heritage, art and culture on offer all around Maitland for an experience to remember.

Check out our suggested Arts and Culture itinerary here