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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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We enjoyed our visit to the centre. We are Bateman fans and enjoyed learning more about him. It was also night to see the exhibition of his wife's photos. The gift shop is well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Kamloops, Canada

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Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the centre. We are Bateman fans and enjoyed learning more about him. It was also night to see the exhibition of his wife's photos. The gift shop is well worth a visit whether you view the gallery or not.

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a well laid out display of an important artist's work. However it goes beyond the display of art and tracks the man. I found the blend of art and life very interesting and the staff were knowledgeable and helpful without being obvious. Well worth the price of admission.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved seeing some great artwork both by Mr. Bateman and interesting photsos by his wife. Also enjoyed finding out some of Mr. Bateman's history like how he got started and how he paints. Really enjoyable. It is a small gallery, I wouldn't recommend for really young children.

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North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought a tour group in. Start with a 4-5 minute film then enjoy a tour of the gallery. See works by "Bob" Bateman since the age of 12. One sketch of many backyard birds done at just 14 is just amazing!! Love the nature and conservancy message of Mr Bateman the most of all of his works over the years.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I have visited the center on numerous occasions and continue to be enthralled by the talent exhibited by Mr Bateman. Truly a "gifted" artist!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this museum would be devoted mainly to wildlife paintings but I was pleasantly surprised to see other artwork. There were several exquisite paintings - I highly recommend visiting.

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Sidney, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A world known artist. Wildlife is so natural, one feels like walking with them. His writings about life and nature make one think very deeply. birds are actually singing.I can't wait to go again.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a smaller area than expected but was every well done. Loved learning more about Mr. Bateman and how he got started and his inspiration. Very enjoyable. I did tag along with a gallery tour that had already started and that was very interesting learning a little more about the painting.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time to the Robert Bateman Centre. Start by watching the short video after you pay for your tickets. Then wander through the exhibit, take your time as there are lots of paintings to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

thought it might be dull but it was great....the kid and i were both worried...its "just paintings" dad...i was also concerned it would just be full of prints of huge print runs. it was actually fascinating - -Bateman's life story is displayed and it is very cool. His art has ranged widely over the years and had a variety of... More 

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