A PRESSURE group wants "hidden" parts of Huddersfield's market hall to be opened to the public for a day or two.
The call follows the announcement that the building may soon be listed.
The Huddersfield Gem group has asked Kirklees Council to open up parts of Queensgate Market tomorrow and on Sunday as part of National Heritage Weekend.
Other sites of interest - including Castle Hill's Victoria Tower and Lindley Clock Tower - will be open to the public.
Architect Carl Meddings, of Huddersfield Gem, said the group was set up to study, promote and encourage good use of buildings.
He said opening up the market hall while a debate about whether it should be listed or flattened is raging would be an excellent idea.
He added: "It is a wonderful building. English Heritage called it the best example of a 1960s or 70s retail market hall.
"It would be nice if the council agreed to open it up and let the public up on the gallery and to look out at the view over the ring road.
"I don't think it would be that much of a problem to sort out. If they cannot staff it we would happily help."
But Kirklees has refused to let the public see closed areas, one of which was designed to be a restaurant.
A spokesman said:
"There is nothing to see in the backroom areas. The main architectural interest was always designed to be visible to shoppers.
"A member of staff will be available tomorrow if further help is required."