The Robert Bateman Centre

The Robert Bateman Centre

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The Robert Bateman Centre | Open Daily, Year Round 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Extended Summer Hours, Fri – Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (Jun – Sep)

Robert BatemanAn avid traveler and naturalist, Robert Bateman is known for capturing the grandeur of nature from the savannas of Africa to the landscapes of his own backyard in British Columbia. The Robert Bateman Centre houses the definitive collection of the renowned Canadian artist’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, etchings, and lithographs in a sleek space within the Steamship Terminal in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The collection spans the full range of the artist’s work with exhibitions that include his early explorations with abstract expressionism, sculptures inspired by the natural elements of bone and snow, and iconic realist paintings of wildlife in natural habitats.

Visit The Robert Bateman Centre website.

Our Escape Artists can easily build a visit to The Robert Bateman Centre into any trip to the Victoria area. To get excited for a visit, come by the Adventure Hub & Winery to see our collection of Robert Bateman paintings!

Group Programs and Tours

Robert Bateman GiraffesA number of group programs are available at the Robert Bateman Centre. These programs can be easily arranged by our Escape Artists and integrated into longer escapes and corporate retreats in Victoria and Vancouver.

Corks and Canvass

Learn to sketch or paint with the guidance of a local artist and the inspiration of a glass of wine! Art supplies, wine or tea, and canapés or desserts are included and can be customized to the tastes of the group. The program is held after the Centre’s closing time so that groups can enjoy the gallery in private.

Gallery Tour

Hear about the life, art, and philosophy of Robert Bateman on this 30 minute tour guided by passionate docents. After the tour guests are open to explore the gallery at their own pace.

Venue Rental

Host a private event among Bateman paintings and floor-to-ceiling views of the Victoria Harbour.

Robert Bateman Elephant Cow & Calf