First of all, anyone who finds this collection offensive not only hasn't read the numerous warning signs but also has failed to grasp the purpose of this collection. There are a lot of exhibits with a dark side, the most memorable being the Holocaust collection - any museum presenting this period of history is going to be harrowing, and it is.
Equally significant are the displays on fascism and in particular British Nazis, the Blackshirts, connections to German Naziism - and the support of some areas of the British press. And yes, you really could buy Action Man in Nazi uniform. This is not a "celebration" though - just a presentation of historical artifacts as in any museum, without any attempt to airbrush out the less pleasant aspects. The same applies to the Ku Klux Klan exhibits - they might stir up memories we would rather forget, but that is what museums are for.
Other areas of the museum are devoted to crime and criminals, with some interesting personal insights into the lives of some of the more notorious crooks. Distasteful perhaps, but the fact that the museum makes much (yes, perhaps too much) use of newspaper cuttings just reflects what people wanted to read about at the time. There is quite a lot of raunchy content (again, mainly consisting of tabloid cuttings) but even in the no-children "fetish room" there is nothing that could be considered really pornographic - just lots of bums and boobs.
There are sections devoted to the SAS, policing, etc. plus the likes of Lara Croft, Spiderman and a Dalek alongside the SS uniforms. The Quadrophenia collection is also worth a look. Negatives - a few summary captions would be useful, and the acres of tabloid cuttings can be overwhelming. I would imagine it can get pretty crowded at peak times too. So if you want an unsanitised look at 20th century history, and aren't the sort who looks for things to be offended about, this is definitely worth 2 or 3 hours of your time.
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