A TOURISM attraction visited by Prince Charles has closed its doors for a "rethink".

But bosses are promising that Standedge Visitor Centre on the canal at Marsden will reopen.

The building is expected to be back in business in the summer with a new look.

But officials admitted they have yet to decide exact details of any changes they want to make.

A British Waterways spokesman said: "It is three years since it opened and now is an opportune time to take another look at it.

"We still have faith in it and the whole purpose of our review is to see how it will operate in the future."

The centre - in an 18th century warehouse building - was visited by Prince Charles in 2001 when he saw the £30m restoration of Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Its two floors of interactive displays tell the story of the canal and the Standedge tunnel, which takes the waterway under the Pennines.

Five of the centre's staff have been transferred to other duties with British Waterways in Leeds during the closure.

The spokesman said: "The centre is a key site in a national tourism initiative. The winter months have been chosen for the temporary closure as the centre is quieter and it will have minimum impact on visitors."