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Maitland Gaol

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Very interesting

We did the self guided tour which was easy to follow The jail was very interesting and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Stories behind the walls

This was a fantastic place to visit, there are day tours,night tours or overnight tours for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
East Maitland, Australia
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“ex inmate”(21 reviews)
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...more
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6-18 John St, East Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2323, Australia
+61 2 4936 6482
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All reviews self guided tour ex inmate couple of hours own pace few hours ghost tour worth a visit a real eye opener night tour cell blocks great tour take your time great place to visit sunday morning head phones sobering experience behind the scenes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the self guided tour which was easy to follow The jail was very interesting and a lit smaller inside than i thought

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic place to visit, there are day tours,night tours or overnight tours for the very brave. Your Guide tells stories of the inmates, especially the high security ones, a look at the cells and general area.

Thank betty462018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking in a relaxed part of Maitland We did the self guided tour which includes map and audio guide via supplied easy to use iPod. the locations are marked with numbers so you can find the relevant guide in the iPod, also has a...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We experienced the self guided tour. Reasonably priced and very informative with current technology. The gaol has interesting history and the stories are there in the telling and in the visual display surrounding you. Staff are helpful and a souvenir shop available if you feel...More

Thank Dan106
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

What a great thing to do. Took my 11 year old son and we both did the self guided tour. A real eye opener into past and modern prison life. I wouldn’t have wanted to be incarcerated here that’s for sure. Loved it.

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Our kids were bored during the school holidays so my husband took them to Maitland Goal for a Self Guided Tour. They had a lot of fun and enjoyed their own listening device walking around at there own pace. There was lots of fun and...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Very good insight on what the prisoners went through and the conditions they needed to adapt too. Finding your way around was abit hard but otherwise recommended

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We visited Maitland Gaol and went on the Ex-Guard's tour with Keith. It was so interesting, and Keith had many stories to share with us. We visited all of the key parts of the gaol, and each section had its own history and notorious characters....More

Thank Dol L
Reviewed 22 July 2018

went to the open day for a gold coin donation. Worth doing even with the big crowds, defiantly is an eye opener

Thank jgzjgul
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We went here as a kids church group end of term shindig to play laser skirmish. It is so much fun running around the gaol, a little spooky but the kids loved it! Would love to come back and do the guided tour one day

Thank PrincessVino
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Joanne N
1 March 2016|
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Response from GlobalGrappler | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo, the self guided audio tour is $22 for adults ($16 for concession/children) and runs 10am-3pm. There are other guided tours available for a slightly higher price i.e. $28 Cheers, Marc