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Robert Bateman Centre

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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
+1 250-940-3630
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Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and animals from all over the world. Come explore seven decades of his inspiring work in our gallery, and experience nature's beautiful animals up close. Our new temporary gallery space shows an ever-changing variety of exhibits, so there is always something new to explore! At the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop you will find a selection of Robert Bateman's books, prints and gifts, along with art by local artists.
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“his life” (17 reviews)
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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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+1 250-940-3630
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"short video"
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"his life"
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"bird calls"
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"amazing artist"
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"original paintings"
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"nature lovers"
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"steamship terminal"
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"on display"
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"steamship grill"
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"natural world"
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"early years"
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"wax museum"
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"gift shop"
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"admission fee"
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"small museum"
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"well worth the visit"
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"victoria harbour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This gallery is on the waterfront in downtown Victoria. Robert Bateman is one of the leading Canadian artists. Heis renown for his nature paintings. This gallery gives a retrospective of his career and his work. This is a must see place.

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic look at his early work and influences. You will see pieces of his work not seen anywhere before.

Thank akastes
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great location, a little challenging to find parking nearby. Bateman's pieces are well recognized and fine but the other pieces are more interesting. The trees/nature carvings and art pieces reflect the Vancouver island vibe and are with the 30-45 minutes you need to see the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect. The gallery was small but they asked my daughter if she would like to do a scavenger hunt. She agreed and was given small parts of paintings that she had to find and write the title she found. I...More

Thank Kate B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the restaurant and the soup was delicious. The art gallery was very interesting. I have always enjoyed his paintings and this was a real learning experience for me. If you visit the centre, please take the time to really discover who...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery jas a complete overview of the wonderful works of the artist Robert Bateman. The area of the gallery featuring his birds with the accompanyment of the bird song was a favorite.

1  Thank ruth92018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a real treat to see this retrospective of Robert Batemans life's work. The 3-D experience was my first, and so real, I thought I might fall off the chair a few times.

1  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in a harbourside historical building this well curated exhibition is well worth a visit. Learned a lot about an artist who I have long admired for his moving and realistic portrayals of wildlife. There is a lot more to this artist than I knew...More

1  Thank Peytonsage
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A mesmerizing collection. Wonderful information and the artist’s philosophy on the importance of birds, nature and the importance of curiosity was so refreshing in our instant, superficial world.

1  Thank CharleneL689
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable experience. Very interesting learning about Robert’s journey as an artist. Most displays are originals. We saw some pieces that we had not seen before. Being a sheep producer myself I particularly enjoyed the painting of the lone ewe (can’t recall the title).

2  Thank D.j. C
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