A FORMER museum and private school in Bangor city centre has gone on the market, just months after the school closed.

The site was once home to the Canonry Museum and Art Gallery, before reopening as Bangor Independent School in 2017.

With 50 pupils initially starting at the private school, the school found success, before updates about the school stopped in February.

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Now lying empty, the building has been put up for sale - with the chairs still left stacked on the desks in the rooms.

Despite closing, there was no message announcing the closure on the still-live website or social pages, but the school does not respond to emails and its phone line is expired.

The Grade II listed building is now on the market with estate agent Dafydd Hardy for £425,000.

Dafydd Hardy’s evaluation of the site said: "This remarkable landmark building is located in the centre of the university city of Bangor. It is a substantial detached four storey Grade II Listed building.

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"The site was formerly the city museum and more recently an independent school.

“The accommodation benefits from a wealth of original features including slate flagged floors, high ceilings and exposed stonework windows with leaded stained glass inset lights."

There is also potential for the site to be used as a restaurant and wine bar premises, subject to approved planning.

"Bangor has a population of some 18,800 (including the student population), and serves as the main retail and commercial centre for the counties of Gwynedd and Anglesey," they added.

Welsh Government were approached for comment on the sudden closure of the school.