This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of The Fout Family on behalf of the Dun Foundation and Virginia Guest Valentine.
Introducing reciprocal membership benefits with the American Museum of Fly Fishing!
Ticket sales close March 3! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event!
"Field Notes | Walter Matia" now on view
A Brief Guide to the History of Animal Sculpture with Walter Matia - Dec. 2
Join us for Sunday Sketch!
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Upcoming program with Walter Matia: December 11

The Library and Museum are now open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Visitors can secure tickets in advance for the Museum or purchase onsite. The Library is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.


Telling the story of sporting life through books and art.

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 wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.


Current Exhibitions

We’re extremely grateful to our contributors and proud to provide access to international scholars and the public to learn about American field sports.
Manuel H. Johnson - Chairman of the Board