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National Sporting Library & Museum

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
+1 540-687-6542
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A special exhibit

The Museum is currently having a special exhibit of the horse in ancient Greek art. It is very well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Absolutely top drawer. Don't hesitate.

This small museum packs a mighty world class punch. If you have any interest in hunting, hounds... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
rustard s
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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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 2 weeks ago

The Museum is currently having a special exhibit of the horse in ancient Greek art. It is very well staged with some excellent examples from different types of vases to cups to sculptures both terracotta and metal. The descriptions were very informative. It is worth...More

Thank ahl7300
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This small museum packs a mighty world class punch. If you have any interest in hunting, hounds, horses, fishing, or other "plein air" pursuits you'll enjoy it. We've been there several times over the years and always found it engaging, and with the rotating exhibits...More

Thank rustard s
Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 22 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 5 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 24 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 20 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
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14 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