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Robert Bateman Centre

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Address: 470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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+1 250-940-3630
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Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a...

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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Stunning natural artwork

I hate modern art so it was refreshing to see paintings that were detailed and looked like what they were of. Great explanations accompanied the paintings - the details were not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate modern art so it was refreshing to see paintings that were detailed and looked like what they were of. Great explanations accompanied the paintings - the details were not overwhelming though.

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery is located in beautiful Inner Harbour. The exhibit gives great overall view of Robert Bateman's exceptional talent as an artist an educator. Several times a year they also have additional exhibits by local and upcoming artists. The Bateman Society also educates young school age children and adults alike about nature and wildlife. It is a must see if... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After shopping all day I stopped here for lunch and a pint. Good pub food. Good place to stop after sightseeing on a harbour walk. This site has a pub and a shop.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Robert Bateman's fabulous art makes us think. Every piece is a quiet and reflective piece about our environment - it's value and its importance to us. The gallery is well laid out, easy to walk through and reasonably priced. I loved the way that each painting is explained. It made me understand and see a deeper perspective than a nice... More 

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Thank Anna B
batemanf, Gallery Assistant at Robert Bateman Centre, responded to this review

Hello Anna, Thanks for a thoughtful review. It's clear to us that you really took your time to absorb our message. When customers like you offer feedback, it makes our Exhibit Team happy to know that our hard work has paid off. Glad you could visit us. Our building has an elevator at the side closest to the Clipper terminal.... More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

more than birds! The gallery includes a much broader presentation of Batemen's work than the usual bird images. Mixture of oil. acrylic and prints

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Thank William B
batemanf, Gallery Assistant at Robert Bateman Centre, responded to this review

Hello William, You're right! Over more than seven decades, Bateman has created an impressively wide-ranging body of work, including portraits, lithographs, etchings and sculptures. Glad you enjoyed our gallery, thanks for leaving a review. And we're so glad to be finding a great use for the Steamship Terminal since its seismic upgrade. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Love coming here to see the artwork. Robert Bateman is an excellent artists. All of his paintings are breathtaking. Great place to visit if you like art.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Give yourself at least an hour or more to tour the fabulous display of Bateman art from his early days onwards. The bird section is particularly interesting with a button to press for the bird calls of each bird painted.

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batemanf, Gallery Assistant at Robert Bateman Centre, responded to this review

Hello Donna, Glad you could come for a visit. We love the birdsong gallery-adding an auditory component really brings the space to life. The calls were recorded by a birder from Salt Spring Island. Thanks for your review! More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Spend and hour while visiting Victoria and enjoy the center. Take time for any special exhibits that may be underway and learn more about the local area and its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was not our first visit to Robert Bateman Centre and we trust it will not be the last. His art and his commentary continue to inspire us. What an amazing body of work from a truly beautiful human being. This should be on every artist's list and could very well be on a must-see list for anyone concerned about... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This in 2013 opened museum is centrally located on the Victoria Harbour. It is small but offers an excellent insight in the Life and Art of painter Robert Bateman. Interesting place for anyone who appreciates the art of this Canadian painter!

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batemanf, Gallery Assistant at Robert Bateman Centre, responded to this review

Hello annemieke, We're glad you came to visit us! Thanks for the lovely review. More 

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