The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design is a French museum located into a former 18th-century Bordeaux aristocratic mansion, which presents today a collection of Decorative arts and furniture. Since 2013, the museum also deals with modern design. The museography features several reconstitutions (in the spirit of American period rooms) as well as rooms in which display cases and antique furniture exist side by side in tasteful harmony. The museum’s collections had expanded, ranging from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century and illustrating the applied arts in crafts involving wood, metal, earth and fire. In particular, the ceramics collections, through their extraordinary wealth and variety, were unsurpassed in France.
Both buildings, the hôtel de Lalande and the former prison, are classified as historical monuments in 2018.