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National Sporting Library & Museum

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
+1 540-687-6542
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Horse and Dog Lovers Must Visit

I was attracted to this place because it focuses on horses and dog themed art. I was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kemptville, Canada
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Specialized Fine Art

I stopped in as I was staying in Middleburg and was interested. Located in an old house along... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
John N
Bellingham, Washington
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Founded in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is located in Middleburg, the heart of Virginia's beautiful hunt country. The inviting, 6-acre campus, world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of equestrian sport. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.
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102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
+1 540-687-6542
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was attracted to this place because it focuses on horses and dog themed art. I was not disappointed. They have the regular exhibits plus a library with a large collection of books for equestrians and dog lovers. I was there on the Sunday where...More

Thank FoodandTea_Lover
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I stopped in as I was staying in Middleburg and was interested. Located in an old house along Washington Street. Exhibits were primarily 1700-1800's art focused on horses and hounds although they were exhibiting some newer art from the 1900's that was extremely vibrant.

Thank John N
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Very friendly people working at this little library. Collection is very specific - horse breeding, fishing. Great for researchers. Free for the public to look around. Didn't go into the museum.

Thank bandblair
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My daughter and I are both equestrians and book lovers - and this place is pure heaven. We've visited many famous libraries and this beat all those experiences. The museum exhibits were wonderful and totally engaging. The visit to the library was our highlight. Lovely...More

Thank KLRF1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Sporting Library is housed in a wonderful building at the west end of Middleburg, and is home to an array of astounding, wonderful books for research and just learning about fox hunting, fishing and country pursuits. Art exhibitions are regularly held and rotated among...More

Thank Middleburg_Wanderer
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I had the museum to myself this afternoon, so I enjoyed the new exhibit of 48 spectacular paintings, pastels and 2 charcoals of racehorses, foxhounds, foxes & chickens. I love everything about this museum, it is beautiful inside and out.

Thank Off2thenext
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I came for an exhibit here. Beautiful place, with perfect exhibit potential (lighting, walls, etc.) Work of Andre Pater is on display there until mid August. Well worth seeing.

Thank Mary Lou W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A home for equestrian and sporting art. Special gallery showings, lectures in the library and concerts on the lawn. Knowledgeable docents. A very special place in Middleburg

Thank romas703
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Horses, hunting dogs, angling, landscapes, and portraiture will greet you and take you away to times gone by and open a window on sport never before considered. The special exhibits are always exceptional. The permanent collection is varied and there is always something new to...More

2  Thank krasihenkel
Reviewed 17 January 2017

While the museum is beautifully done up, what surprised me most was the small but charming library next door. Library admission is free. I actually spent 5x the amount of time in the library compared to the museum. There were many good books to read,...More

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13 January 2016|
Response from JohnConnolly057 | Property representative |
Library and Museum hours are the same: Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission costs: Library - Free Museum - Adults $10 Seniors (65 and older) $8 Youth (13–18) $8 Children (12 & under) Free Museum... More