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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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Good variety of art and well informed guides

We took advantage of a guided tour to better understand the artist and the works on display. It's worth the time to take the tour. The gallery is not large but the collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Beverley B
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Winnipeg
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took advantage of a guided tour to better understand the artist and the works on display. It's worth the time to take the tour. The gallery is not large but the collection covers the artist's long career and interests. The gift shop is small and carries work of other BC artists along with some Bateman product. The gallery is... More 

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Thank Beverley B
Canmore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great exhibition of a great artist's work. Over 50 original paintings. His wildlife paintings are just magical. Don't miss it!!

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Thank Graham L
Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good showcase for the wonderful art of Robert Bateman. Very well presented. His naturalist art is main focus, but includes some pieces that show what range he has.

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Thank Jon C
Olds, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I visited the Robert Bateman Centre and we were so impressed! What a wonderful artist and a true creator of masterpieces. The art work he did for the centre alone is outstanding! Such attention to detail that the wildlife comes alive before your eye. An interesting commentary on his life was available at the beginning of the... More 

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Thank la6359
Vancouver Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Thank River-Road
Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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 20 January 2017

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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