Maitland Gaol will be offering the following activities during the Autumn School Holidays in 2019
There are three self guided audio tours available seven days a week, each providing a different perspective of life behind bars.
Maitland Gaol Revealed - will give you an in depth understanding of how prisoners slept, ate, exercised and wiled away the many thousands of hours until their release. You will explore each section of the site, revealing secrets straight from the mouths of those who knew it best, the ex-inmates and ex-warders.
Escaping Maitland Gaol - will lead you through the maze of cells, divulging intricate details of the many escape attempts seen throughout the gaol’s 150 year history. You will hear stories of ballsy efforts to break free of the gaol’s grueling regime that almost always ended up with the crims back serving an even longer sentence.
Snitch's Gaol Exploration - designed specifically for children the ghostly character ‘Snitch the Rat’ leads them on an adventure through the gaol cells. Snitch tells the children all the secrets of the gaol that he witnessed as the many criminals were brought in from the outside world. This tour is perfect for primary school aged children as it offers a fun and fascinating experience that is full of facts and stories that will entertain and educate.
Download the app to your own device for a discounted entry, simply search Maitland Gaol in the App Store or Play Store.
Digging for treasure at the Gaol seems off, doesn't it? But during this mini tour children will get to see and hear about some of the interesting things that have been found on the site. They will even get the opportunity to become archaeologists themselves, where they can dig in tubs to see what treasures they can discover. Each child will leave with their very own archaeologist certificate.
Dates: Tuesday 16 & 23 April
Price: Child - $10.00, Adult - $5.00
Bookings Essential, suitable for children aged between 5 - 12.
Ever wondered what happens when prisoners get to Gaol?
Junior Sleuth - Prisoner Descriptions is the activity for you! Following a one hour mini our of the site, everyone will get an opportunity to buddy up and create a prisoner description of their partner. This will include hair colour, eye colour, height, age and an instant photograph. Come along and learn about prisoner descriptions, what they are used for and why they are important. Take your description home as a lasting memory of junior sleuthing in Maitland Gaol.
Dates: Thursday 18 and 25 April
Price: Child - $10.00, Adult - $5.00.
Bookings Essential, suitable for children aged between 5 - 15
Additional tours and information will be released closer to the date, please check back for more information or contact Maitland Gaol on 02 4936 6482.