Banned Books Museum
The Banned Books Museum collects and exhibits banned, burned, and censored books from around the world. Based in the Old Town in Tallinn, the museum records the history of literary censorship and aims to educate the public about the history of freedom of expression, propaganda, misinformation, and the struggles for authors’ rights. Over two hundred books are represented, from dozens of countries, and the stories of those texts are used to illustrate the ways in which censorship affects all of our lives. A registered non-profit, the museum also has a selection of books for sale, an online monthly book club, and offers tours for private, corporate, and student groups. All revenue generated in the museum goes toward acquiring and conserving more books, and telling the stories of authors from around the world.