• Our history

  • The Maitland Museum is housed in the former school building at the corner of Gardiner and Kilkerran Terraces. It houses exhibits focusing on early pioneers, the Narungga Aboriginal people, farming implements, local schools and much more.

    Run by a dedicated team of volunteers, the museum is open on the second and fourth Sundays of each month between 2-4pm. It also possible to visit by appointment. Please call the museum’s contact number.

  • on view

    • Cereal Heritage Shed

    • Barley Shed

    • Powerhouse

    • Old School Room

    • Narrungga Display

    • Colonial Bedroom

    • Pioneer Press

    • Farm Implements

The Old Maitland School

The earliest part of the museum was built in 1877, a residence with one school room at a cost of 950 pounds. The school opened in 1878 with 106 students enrolled, although the average attendance was only 45! Over the next 100 years a new residence was constructed and more and more rooms added as numbers increased and the status of the school went from Primary to Higher Primary to Area School. In 1979 the property was vacated by the Education department and granted to the National Trust for use as a Museum.


Visiting Hours

  • 2nd & 4th Sundays


  • Adults $5 Child $1 Family $12 Concession $3.50

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