Maitland Gaol

With a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years this former maximum security prison is now open for you to explore. After housing some of Australia's most hardened and notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol closed in 1998. It now provides experiences for singles, groups and schools that are tailored to both children and adults to learn more about the state’s most notorious prisons. 

There are many fascinating tours available. Be led around by an ex-warder, join one of the fascinating escapees or history tours to learn more about the Gaol's past or simply take the time to do it yourself with a self guided audio tour. The self guided audio tours are available seven days a week and guided tour are run regularly on the weekends.

Do you dare to spend the night in Maitland Gaol? For the ultimate group experience there is nothing like a sleepover in 5 Wing, or for a function with a difference, hire one of the unique spaces hidden within the Gaol’s walls for a night your guests are guaranteed to remember.

For further information or to book a tour or event, please visit

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