Bilbao 1803

Itsasmuseum Bilbao challenges you to a game of Escape Room, as real-life adventure that puts all your senses to the test. It needs all your creativity, cunning, determination and excellent team coordination.

Are you up for it?


Welcome to 1803

On 15 August, some courageous people from Portugalete accused the ship’s captain of smuggling. An investigation has started, and your help is needed.

Don’t let the captain get away!

It’s the beginning of the 19th century, and the Port of Bilbao is welcoming scores of ships from New England, Newfoundland and Norway full of cod. These trade routes attract continuous flows of people, products and rich cultural exchanges. The Villa is an important trading post that distributes this cod. It also sends goods back to America and to different places in northern Europe.

In this context, we have heard an intriguing rumour from two suspicious local women, claiming that a foreign captain who has long frequented the Port of Bilbao, may be engaging in the crime of smuggling, and transporting cod, as well as less legal merchandise.

Get ready to embark on a mysterious investigation with your team. You will sail the estuary of Bilbao. You will need all your skill to deal with the jurisdictions of the authorities of Portugalete and the Consulate of Bilbao and enter the market of San Anton. If you can solve all the puzzles and overcome all the obstacles, the adventure will end – for better or for worse – in the Port of Portugalete at nightfall.

It’s all up to you!

It’s a real, interactive time-trial search. An immersive time-travelling experience in a world created by museography, music and special effects.

Challenge, research, play and above all, have fun and live an experience in an exciting historical setting

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it played at the museum exhibition?

Yes, the game takes place in the museum’s permanent exhibition room. During the game, you will interact with several clearly identified elements, always respecting the museography. The room will be closed to the rest of the public to make your experience as immersive as possible.

I'm not sure how many of us there will be...

We recommend you choose the minimum number of people. Then, when you arrive at the museum ticket desk, you can add more people, to a maximum of 6.

Can I use the bathroom during the game?

Yes, although for the most immersive experience possible, we recommend you stay in the room throughout the game (one hour).

What languages are available?

You can choose to play in Basque or Spanish when you make your booking. However, it is not recommended for people who do not know these languages.

Can I cancel my booking?

If you cancel on the day of the experience, your money will not be refunded. However, if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you can choose another date and time to play.

Is it possible to request an invoice?

Yes, you can request an invoice by writing to indicating the billing details and your booking number after your booking date.

Please be on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the activity will be cancelled, and the fee will not be refunded.

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Two to six people. Recommended for four people
Sixteen and over. Minors must be accompanied by an adult
Basque or Spanish
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 17.00
60 minutes
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
6 pax

Give a gift voucher “Bilbao 1803” for 4 people.

Rate (VAT incl.): €80

Only available at the Itsasmuseum box office.



Itsasmuseum and Erain team
Ander Domínguez


Donald C. Carleton
Xabier Lamikiz


Cesar Pérez


Evan King “End this”


José Piñeda (Actor)
Álvaro Escudero – Theroomhunter
Diego García – Grupo Hal (Mad Mansion)
Plymouth Antiquarian Society

Eusko Jaurlaritza – Basque Government