Many times during my stay in Sandnes, I went to Haa Gamle Prestegaard - an old reverend's house right at the sea about 40 minutes south of Stavanger.
The house is beautiful and consists of several buildings. It is used mostly for exhibitions, anything from film star photos, to Inuit art or Egyptian-knitted carpets - always interesting!
there is a cafeteria in one of the buildings where you can have coffee, lefse, cake and sometimes also something more exotic depending perhaps on the topic of the exhibition. I just love the atmosphere at Haa and always used the opportunity to go for a walk on the beach as well.