This is the largest and forms the basis of the museum. Begun by Father Aguiló as a result of his excavations, it was added to by Manacor residents with items they found when they were working in their fields. This collection can be divided into five sections:
The museum contains the most important collection of mosaics on the Balearic Islands. In 2001, the mosaics and Father Aguiló’s collection were declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. One of the most important items is the Bàleria mosaic combining Latin inscriptions with geometric and figurative decoration
It includes ceramics spanning all the ages from prehistory to the modern period from several sites in the municipality of Manacor
This has been studied and catalogued by the numismatist Dr Teresa Marot. Many of these coins were added to the collection by individuals in the second half of the 20th century. Some of the coins belong to Father Aguiló’s collection. This section increases every year as a result of archaeological excavations in the municipality of Manacor.
It is formed by pieces dating from the Roman era to modern times. One of the best-known pieces is the god Bacchus, displayed in the Roman room. A shrine carved in stone dating from mediaeval times depicts the Virgin Mary, St Anthony and St Michael the Archangel, surrounded by columns with a traditional Gothic capital.