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National Sporting Library & Museum

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Romantically quiet

Quiet, elegant, and beautiful art displays of a life no one remembers. The art gave a sense of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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If you like the countryside and the sporting life you'll enjoy this museum/research library. As a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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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

Quiet, elegant, and beautiful art displays of a life no one remembers. The art gave a sense of serenity in an otherwise hectic world. Lovely and relaxing afternoon spent reviewing the displays and history in both the museum and the library. We did not see...More

Thank Tigersgrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like the countryside and the sporting life you'll enjoy this museum/research library. As a kid I always like the race track, polo matches, fishing, sulky racing and tailgate picnic. My favorite Degas's were not the ballerinas but the little jockey paintings. You'll have...More

Thank whatabout45
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, serene library made me want to curl up with a book. Exhibit flowed well and staff so friendly, informative. I'm not an equestrian but appreciate equine beauty. Thank you!

Thank Roadtrip42Maryland
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is a wonderful place for the equestrian and sportsman and book lover. I select a section in the library to review on each visit and just love looking at all their books. Volunteer at the library desk is lovely! Their rare books collection/room is...More

Thank KLRF1
Reviewed February 4, 2018

If you are interested in art that is pertaining to the equine side of business this is the place for you have some one tour you it is worth it

Thank leslie70
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a must see for horse lovers. The traveling exhibits are always very well done and enjoyable. The permanent collection is filled with beautiful and unique pieces. Always an enjoyable experience.

Thank Paula H
Reviewed November 26, 2017

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 September 14, 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 August 14, 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 July 10, 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.

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January 13, 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