The National Sporting Library & Museum’s mission is to preserve, promote, and share the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports.
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 country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeplechasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and country life are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The Library and Museum are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year. Join us for a talk by a visiting scholar or one of our own John H. Daniels Fellows in the NSLM's Lecture Series. Visit the campus for a free concert on the lawn in our Open Late summer concert series. Join a free drawing workshop led by a local artist at one of our Sunday Sketch events. Bring the kids by for the Drop-In Summer Art Workshops in July. Stop in on Wednesday afternoons for free gallery talks. Reserve a private tour of the Rare Book Room or the Museum. To find out more about these and all our community activities please visit our website. We hope to see you soon!