Banned Books Museum

Banned Books, Keelatud Kirjandus, is a museum in Tallinn, Estonia that preserves banned, censored, and burned books from around the world. We tell the stories of our books and their authors, and provide resources for learning about the history of censorship, contemporary challenges, and the free exchange of ideas.
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341 visitors in 5 hours 😀

For the first time Banned Books participated in Muuseumiöö, the once-a-year evening when museums in Estonia open their doors and stay open late into the …

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Dutch author launches English language book in BB!

Edwin Giltay, author of De Doofpotgeneraal released today his book in English language. Following his presentation in the museum, he officially released The Cover-up General, …

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Record number of student tours in March!

The word has gotten out! In the last month we hosted 11 student tours from 4 different schools, totalling 120 students. It was a great …

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Banned Books joins Muuseumikaart!

Today Banned Books Museum, a.k.a. Keelatud kirjanduse muuseum is officially listed with Muuseumikaart in Estonia. Normally this means that card-holders get free entry to the …

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Podcast - Banned Voices


S2E4 – Wangpo Tethong, on Tibet

Wangpo Tethong is the Executive Director of the International Campaign for Tibet Europe. In this episode we discuss Tibet, the Chinese occupation of the region, …

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S2E3 – Benedict Rogers, on Hong Kong

Benedict Rogers is the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Watch. In this episode we discuss the human rights situation in Hong Kong, the National Security …

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S2E2 – Abduweli Ayup, on the Uyghur People

Abduweli Ayup is the Director of Research at the World Uyghur Congress. In this episode we discuss the ongoing genocide against his people, and the …

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S2E1 – Enghebatu Togochong, on Southern Mongolia

Enghebatu Togochong is the director of the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center. In this episode we discuss the ongoing persecution of the Mongolian people …

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S1E6 – Mohammed Almahfali, on Censorship in the Arabic Speaking World

Mohammed Almahfali, Ph.D, is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden. In this episode we discuss …

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S1E5 – Ulrika Ahlberg and Jude Chukwuma Dibia, on their Free Speech Library

Ulrika Ahlberg and Jude Chukwuma Dibia work at the Dawitt Isaak Library in Malmö, Sweden, a library dedicated to authors who have been censored, repressed, …

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We collect and exhibit banned, burned, and censored books from around the world.

Whether you are an author whose work has been censored, or a collector who has something we need to know about, we’d love to hear from you!

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