Visit us

The institute is located at the entrance to Bjergsted Park, where you will find Stavanger Concert Hall, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Faculty of Performing Arts at UiS, Stavanger School of Culture, the International Chamber Music Festival, Maijazz and several other cultural Institutions.


Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound

Bjergsted Terrasse 5a
4007 Stavanger

T: +47 958 98 067

Opening hours

Monday - Fiday:
09:00 - 15:00

Or by appointment.

How to get there

Bjergsted Terrasse 5a

By bus

Take bus no. 8 from Stavanger Sentrum/Breiavatnet, direction Randaberg. Get off after about 3 minutes at Bjergsted. You will find the institute to your right hand side.

See timetables at kolumbus


By foot

Walk through the old town, or follow the Blue Promenade towards Bjergsted. The Institute is located in Borgermester Middelthons gate.

By car

Head northwest on Løkkeveien toward Henrik Steffens gate. Turn right at the first roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Borgermester Middelthons gate. The Institute will be on the right.




Exhibition hall

The exhibition hall is what the public first sees when they enter the doors of the Institute. In the exhibition hall we have a permanent exhibition on the history of sound recording since Edison. We have phonographs, portable wind-up gramophone players and old and new sound storage media from cylinders and shellac records to magnetic tapes and CDs.



For schools

The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound provides lectures in the history of sound recording. The main coordinator for the program is Per Dahl, who has developed a program where students will see, hear and try the old formats for audio recording and playback.

For groups

The diversity of the collection at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound makes it a great source of many exciting presentations and speeches. We customize programs for companies, organizations, clubs and other groups.

For individuals

It is possible to extend the pleasure of listening to music through participating in a listening course. These courses are made available for all music lovers, even those with no musical background.