Maitland Gaol, East Maitland

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The Maitland Gaol, also known as Maitland Correctional Centre, is a heritage-listed former Australian prison located in East Maitland, New South Wales. Its construction was started in 1844 and prisoners first entered the gaol in 1848. By the time of its closure, on 31 January 1998, it had become the longest continuously-run gaol in Australia. It has since been turned into a museum and is a popular tourist attraction. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
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  • I thought it was really interesting and unusual We did a self guided tour It is quite poky considering the number of prisoners it once held and interesting to view the living conditions  more »
  • Very interesting place to visit. The self guided tour is very informative and interesting, enjoyable for both adults and children.  more »
  • Well designed self guided tours. Fantastic access to all areas of the gaol. We easily spent 2 hours here.
  • We love this place for meeting family for breakfast and picking up delicious bread...if you're quick . Tucker is lovely, service very slow but the people serving seem so sweet that it doesn't seem to matter. Interesting environment and quirky decor. Gluten free options too.
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