A DISUSED station building in Raglan could become a museum exhibit after it was offered to the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans yesterday.

If the museum accepts Monmouthshire council’s offer, the former Raglan Station will join more than 40 buildings from various historical periods, including a farm, a school, a chapel and a workmen's institute, at the open-air museum near Cardiff.

The council would work with the museum on the project for several years, which could potentially enable visitors to reach the museum by train.

Moving the station would help preserve the building, which has not been used since the Pontypool to Coleford railway line closed in 1955.

The line opened in 1856 and was used to carry iron ore from the Forest of Dean to furnaces near Nantyglo.

Announcing the decision yesterday, Monmouthshire council’s deputy leader, councillor Bob Greeland said: "For years the disused station has stood in the corner of our Raglan depot.

"Only the roof of the building has been visible to those travelling along the A449 between Usk and Monmouth.

"If St. Fagan’s accept the offer, then it will be seen, and used I hope, by the many visitors to the museum and will draw attention to the history of this part of our county."