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Robert Bateman Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Robert Bateman Centre Admission Ticket
from US$8.25*
The Robert Bateman Centre Admission Ticket
from US$8.25*
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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...more
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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
+1 250-940-3630
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a couple of spare hours before leaving Victoria and stumbled across this gem on the waterfront. Nicely laid out gallery with some paintings that really deserve some time to admire the workmanship, and read up on the motivation behind it

Thank phatbear9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aside from the art the gallery also has bird songs embedded into the gallery so the paintings can come alive with the wave of a hand. Non flash photography is along allowed.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a fan of Bateman for years and this place is great. It was very informative as to how Robert got his start and how he became an environmentalist. It was great to see pictures of his travels early in his career. I wish...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a morning in the Robert Bateman Centre and enjoyed everything we saw. It was interesting to learn how Robert Bateman's career as an artist and environmentalist has influenced his art. Unfortunately, we went on Sunday and a number of the exhibits had been...More

Thank Jeanette E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed seeing so many Bateman originals and artist prints. A friendly and knowledgeable docent was present to answer questions and offer more information. Well worthwhile.

Thank baal727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but an excellent museum. Great pieces by Bateman. Nicely organized museum with good information on the paintings.

Thank KeremEdmonton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved visiting this center. Mr/ Bateman's paintings are fantastic, and set out in way that makes viewing and enjoying them very easy. Highly recommend!

Thank Navigate397441
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just his name brings one into this center. His many beautiful arts are displayed along with other fantastic local artists. A place worth visiting

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the centre and found the life story very interesting. The artwork was superb. One of the reasons I was drawn to the exhibit was the section where the art was combined with the sound tracks of the birds singing. This didn't work. I...More

Thank Ambassador785199
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We watched the introduction video first as advised, then into the gallery. My word! His painting are so intricate and invite so much close up examination. His subjects come to life and our one and half hours there just sped by. If you like birds,...More

Thank PatriciaJoy
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