So what are hermits then you ask?
In the 18th century, rich people (landowners) used to pay a hermit - a man - to live alone on their estates.
A hermit was supposed to be like a wise man.
So, when the landowner's friends came to visit, they would go and visit the hermit to hear what he had to say about life.
We're looking forward to hearing what Ansuman Biswas, The Manchester Museum Hermit, has to say about our world and what we're doing to it.
Ansuman will have a blog going, so we'll include the link when it starts... watch this space!