The gates might be locked but take a look at our online resources which you can do from within the confines of your own four walls.
Due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the site is now closed. We are still contactable for enquiries and assistance business days 8.30am - 4.30pm. Please note there will be no access or assistance available on site.
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Snitch knows a thing or two about the Gaol and he certainly knows how to have fun! Check out some of the great activities to do at home.
Looking for Gaol themed online content? Check out our recommended lists or enjoy glimpses of our virtual tours (coming soon).
With over 150 years of history, read the stories that occurred on the same date in history.
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 notorious criminals and has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years.