HISTORIC Raglan railway station was officially handed over to the National Museum of Wales on Tuesday.

In a ceremony at Raglan Highways depot, where the station is currently situated, Cllr Maureen Powell, chairman of Monmouthshire County Council, handed control of the station to St Fagans, Cardiff, where it will be housed.

The Victorian station was opened in 1876 as part of the Pontypool to Colesford line, helping the transfer of iron ore from the Forest of Dean to furnaces near Nantyglo.

Although not primarily for passengers, Raglan was used as a passenger station until 1955, when it officially closed.

Monmouthshire County Council had looked at refurbishing the building but plans proved too expensive so a deal was struck with St Fagans.