Download the app
You can now tour Maitland Gaol using your own smart phone or tablet with the Maitland Gaol app.
The Maitland Gaol app is now available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The audio tours can be downloaded prior to your visit or once you arrive onsite using the free Wi-Fi available at the gaol.
The app and audio tours are free to download, however an entry fee still applies to enter the site to undertake the audio tours.
Instructions on how to download the app can be accessed here.
Use Your Own Device Prices
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Last entry at 3.00pm.
Many new devices no longer accept a 3.5mm headphone jack which means Maitland Gaol can not supply headphones. If you are using your own device don't forget to bring your headphones, they will fit your device and will make sure you have the best experience possible.
Why does Maitland Gaol have an app?
Choosing to create our own app wasn't something we undertook lightly. As times change we have become more aware of visitors expectation when they visit the site and this included up to date technology. Technology is expensive and changes quickly so it became obvious that the best way to deliver our audio tours was to make it available for our visitors on their own device. Its also easier for our visitors, who understand how to use their own devices, meaning that we can get everyone out on site to enjoy the audio tour faster.
How does the app work?
It's easy! You simply search for Maitland Gaol in your phones app store and you can download the app for free on to your own device. If you are having difficulty at home, ask the staff at reception to help when you get to the Gaol. Our free wi-fi means that you won't incur any data charges making the app totally free.
The audio is available for you to listen to anytime, however makes the most sense if you visit Maitland Gaol and experience it on the site.
To say thank you for choosing to use your own device, visitors are now entitled to discounted entry to the site. So wether you are an adult, concession or child you can now receive a $4.00 discount by using your own device.
(please note this discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers)
Low Data & Battery?
We understand this can be a huge issue for our visitors, especially those on holidays. To overcome the issue of low battery Maitland Gaol has a charging station available for visitors use. It has a series of different connections available which are suitable for all sorts of phones, however if your phone is unique then feel free to bring your charger in as we also have a number of suitable power outlets. With multiple devices able to be charged at once we are sure to have your battery boosted in no time.
Maitland Gaol has also installed free wi-fi in the reception area. Unfortunately the free wi-fi doesn't extend beyond reception due to the thickness of the sandstone walls - which are proving to be impenetrable. We encourage visitors to use our wi-fi service and you will notice signs up around the room. The wi-fi is not password locked so is accessible for you to download the app and share your experience on social media.