A shipping and maritime museum is to go by the board

A German maritime museum is being auctioned off because the benefactors are getting too old to run it.

The Shipping and Maritime museum of the Westphalian town of Senden near Munster opened in 1983, owned and run by private enthusiasts.

It has over 1600 exhibits and everything must go under the hammer on the 19th and 20 th of April. German auctioneers Leonhardt-Auktionshaus have logged catalogues under www.leonhardt-auktionshaus.de