National Sporting Library & Museum

  • VA


102 The Plains Road
P.O. Box 1335
United States

About Us

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution houses over 26,000 books dating from the 16th thru 21st centuries. The Museum displays fine art from the NSLM permanent collection as well as rotating temporary loan exhibitions. The permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts by American, British and European artists ranging from the 17th to 21st centuries. Educational programming focusing on art, history and sport, includes a wide variety of lectures, gallery talks, school tours, workshops, and special programs, many of which are free and open to the public.