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Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

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Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent...more
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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

I remember coming through here when I was 5 years old with my grandmother. when it was an actual terminal building.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jimmy N
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We had to ourselves which was lovely. I twas great seeing Bob Bateman and his wife Birgit's work over their time together and how it developed. I really enjoy his roly poly birds. The paintings invite you to be drawn into to notice the details....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

Bateman’s work is such a treasure... a great learning experience into his painting history and development as an artist. The tour was a little to long. Would be nice to have a shorter tour and then enjoy his art.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The art gallery is not huge but the paintings and poetry on display are fantastic. Make sure you see the short video prior to going in. Of course the art is breathtaking beautiful and he has early works on display from when he was just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

If you like Robert Bateman’s work this is a beautiful little gallery that shows his work, his philosophy and his different painting style periods. We spent a pleasant hour here

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

I first fell in love with Robert Bateman's work as an aspiring artist in his teens, over 30 years ago, on a trip to Canada. I vividly remember Boxing Day, wandering through a mall in Quebec wondering why everybody saved their Christmas shopping until the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

The video was a great way to start the tour of the gallery. Peaceful place for reflection. Staff was courteous and helpful. We will return in the future.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

We enjoyed our time at the Robert Bateman Centre, watching the short video of some of his views and work, and also the timeline on the wall. The gallery was very nicely laid out, and I enjoyed reading about his take on the works he...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MJB62
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This museum is host to one of my wife's favorite artists and it has a good number of his original works. It is a very pleasant way to spend a quiet hour or so in the busy inner harbor area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I've always enjoyed his work but this was an awesome collection! It was very interesting to watch the short video to learn more about the man and his vision. Also liked the pictorial timeline of his life. Would definitely visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
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