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National Sporting Library & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A must see in Middleburg

There are new exhibitions frequently in this wonderful and unique art gallery. If you love horse... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Middleburg, Virginia
Gorgeous Museum

I have visited the museum many times to view their special exhibits. The Side Saddle” exhibition is... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Round Hill, 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are new exhibitions frequently in this wonderful and unique art gallery. If you love horse you will love this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank middleburgspringrace
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

I have visited the museum many times to view their special exhibits. The Side Saddle” exhibition is amazing. Gorgeous paintings from all the famous sporting artists. The museum is beautifully set up, and the staff is very friendly. Hop over to the library next door....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Appeltje2015
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ckelly421
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gibsongirl104
Reviewed July 6, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tigersgrl
Reviewed June 16, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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