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National Sporting Library & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Such a special place

Wonderful place to see special sporting art. Love all the exhibitions. Worth a repeat visit over... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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Unique little museum

Being a horse girl, I had to stop in for a visit while in town celebrating my birthday. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Culpeper, Virginia
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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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All reviews free admission special exhibit permanent collection is worth a visit you'll enjoy fine art on display sculptures munnings equestrian fishing life books wednesday fox artists recognized
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to see special sporting art. Love all the exhibitions. Worth a repeat visit over and over.

Thank ckelly421
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Being a horse girl, I had to stop in for a visit while in town celebrating my birthday. It's a fairly small museum, and they happened to be in the middle of changing out exhibits while I was there, so there wasn't as much to...More

Thank gibsongirl104
Reviewed 6 July 2018 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 16 June 2018

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 18 April 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 9 April 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 4 February 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 6 January 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 26 November 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 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
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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