Celebrating Maitland's diverse history, the inaugural Maitland Heritage Fest has a variety of free events ranging from tours, dinners and performances planned over the entire weekend throughout the city. There will be everything from live music, performers, workshops and 18th century games.y. Visit maitlandheritagefest.org.au for more.
Ex Warder Tour
One of Maitland's darker and mysterious historic sites, Maitland Gaol now offers a range of tours for visitors, including both guided and self guided tours. For an opportunity to hear from someone who spent years keeping inmates in check, look no further than Saturday nights Ex-Warder tour. To book your spot, visit maitlandgaol.com.au/tickets
Visiting 25 of towns most historically significant sites, the Morpeth Heritage Walk allows visitors an opportunity to take a glimpse into the storied past of the once bustling river port and some of those that helped shape its future. Audio is available via the Maitland Walks app, and a map can be downloaded from mymaitland.com.au/discover/heritage-walks/
Situated in the heart of Maitland's CBD, Mansfield House's lavish Victorian architecture provides an insight into Maitland's history. As part of Maitland Heritage Fest, you can book a spot on one of two tours of the building this Sunday. Visit mymaitland.com.au/whats-on/ for more details.
Discover some of Maitland's rich array of historic churches and religious buildings scattered throughout the area, from Woodville through to Lochinvar. Marvel at their architectural beauty and the interesting history that surrounds each of the buildings. For information, visit mymaitland.com.au/my-historic-church-drive/
Where the bands are playing in Maitland this weekend:
- Beresfield Bowling Club - Friday - Triple Zero.
- Bradford Hotel Rutherford - Friday - Redline.
- East Maitland Bowling Club - Friday - Karen O'Shea.
- East Maitland Bowling Club - Saturday - Kristo and King.
- Belmore Hotel Maitland - Friday - Pete McCreadie.
- Belmore Hotel Maitland - Saturday - 2 Good Reasons.
- VIctoria Hotel Hinton - Sunday - Zane Penn Duo
- Lochinvar Hotel Lochinvar - Saturday - Thomas James
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