About Us

Maitland Regional Museum is a portal to the story of Maitland and its history.  The Museum presents exhibitions and events that challenge, inform and educate.

Maitland, a city in the Lower Hunter of NSW, is about two hours’ drive north of Sydney

It was first settled in 1820.  Bushrangers, convicts, entrepreneurs with dubious pasts, politicians, actors, sporting folk, church elite, a biscuit baron and a social philanthropist are part of the region’s history.

Maitland Regional Museum aims to cover all areas of human activity and our place in the Valley by presenting events and exhibitions which inform, challenge and educate visitors.  Working in collaboration with other groups and using a range of approaches the museum promotes historical awareness of Maitland and its place in Australian history.


To establish the Maitland Regional Museum as a leading example of a regional museum, through an alliance of local heritage groups working together with the community, to provide a suitable place to collect, research, preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of Maitland.