The current Monographic Museum is an adecuación of the primitive monographic museum (1972) realised under the direction of the architect Antonio Serrano Bru, developed with the contributions of the Generalitat Valencian through the Plan Confidence. It has been inaugurated in 2015 with a renewed speech expositivo adapted to the current needs of the archaeologic Park and a substantial improvement of his zones of investigation, restoration and storage. It consists of a hall, three thematic rooms, laboratories, warehouses and spaces of gestión
The Museum is formed by a hall where enters to the visitor in the history, the investigation and the symbolic meaning of the yacimiento and his emblematic pieces, and three thematic rooms: the Room Iberia devoted to the Iberian Culture, with a glorious collection of glasses and sculptures that complement the already seen in the Centre of Interpretation; the Room Hispania , with mosaics, material and allusive bottoms to the Roman Culture; and the Room Spania, devoted to the bishopric of Ilici and to the traffic between the Late Antiquity and the High Half Age. Part of his installations receive the dependencies devoted to the gestión and investigation, standing out the laboratory of archaeology diafano and opened to the room Hispania, the one of restoration and the warehouses.
The building composes of five rooms, had of chronological form; in the zone of the hall can see a group of prehistoric materials and Romans, pertinent these last of the Portus Ilicitanus (Santa Pola). The two first rooms correspond to the Iberian culture, between the 5th and 1st centuries to. N. And., moment of splendour of the city.
In the first find the most ancient objects, between which stand out sculptures of warriors and fantastic animals and the figure sedente of a goddess, reconstructed on the original fragments.
In the second stands out the wide group of ceramics with decoration appeared, so many human representations like fantastic animals and vegetal reasons. All they have symbolic value and have to be reflection of the mythology and of the legends iberas. The artistic quality of his images denotes the existence of a social group that could allow the commission and the acquisition of pieces of high cost, as well as the one of workshops that had of the suitable technology.
The greater part of the pertaining documents to the roman period find in the room fourth. They exist elements of construction, ornamental, of daily use, tablewares, ceramic, lucernas. All that that used in the life of a roman city.
The room fifth sample the most significant materials of the last phase of life of Ilici, when the city does Christian.