VISITORS to Wakefield's National Coal Mining Museum may make some interesting acquaintances at the end of the month.
Pit owner Sir James Lister Kaye and Victorian pit workers Sam and Sally Fletcher will be on hand to tell a tale or two as part of a special Victorians weekend.
The Wakefield Victorian Festival comes to town during November 22 and 23.
And the museum is joining the celebrations with its own Victorian theme.
A Victorian gallery exhibition details the lives of women and children who worked in the mines during the period.
And visitors can also have a go at themed art and craft activities or attend a lecture by the Open University as part of the BBC's Industrial Revolution season.
On the underground tour, visitors can find out what it was like below ground in Victorian times.
Once above ground they can meet retired pit ponies, follow the nature trail and play in the adventure playground.
* Also on Sunday, November 23, the Wakefield Wildcats rugby players will be teaching visitors a thing or two about the game.
The Wildcats outreach group will be visiting with players from the first team between 11am and 3pm.
There will be ball skills and general outdoor training for budding players.
There's also a health and fitness workshop and screening of highlights from the team's last season.
Daddy Cool, the team mascot, will also meet fans.
* The following weekend at the museum is a special one for youngsters too.
Santa will be in residence underground on November 29 and 30.
Each child who goes down the mine receives a gift from Santa - if they're good.
And once above ground there are lots of other attractions on offer.