04/07/2013 Enjoy 2 FOR 1 entry into Europe’s must-see museums this summer with Eurostar
4 Jul 2013
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is renewing its partnership with 22 major museums and galleries across Paris, Brussels, Lille and London to offer Eurostar passengers ‘2 FOR 1’ entry.
The programme, formerly known as ‘Eurostar Plus Culture,’ has been running for three years and offers every Eurostar passenger ‘2 FOR 1’ entry into paid-for exhibitions and permanent collections in their destination city, simply by showing their Eurostar ticket.
This summer, Eurostar is welcoming a brand new partner on board, as Brussel’s famous MargritteMuseum joins the Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and BOZAR to make up a trio of participating museums in the Belgian capital. Six museums are part of the programme in Paris, including the famous Musée d’Orsay and the Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales.
A brand new campaign showcasing the ‘2 FOR 1’ offer is now running across Eurostar terminals in London, Paris and Brussels, encouraging Eurostar passengers to explore their chosen city’s culture and share the debate with a friend.
Mary Walsh, Director of Communications at Eurostar, said:
“Over the last three years, thousands of passengers have enjoyed getting more from their Eursotar ticket with discounted entry into some of Europe’s must-see museums and galleries. There are some blockbuster exhibitions coming up, so what better time to take a trip to the continent to soak up the summer sun and take in some of the cultural highlights of Paris, Brussels or Lille.”
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets or purchase Eurostar gift vouchers visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.
Notes to Editors
- Offer is valid within 5 days from the date of travel stated on outbound ticket. Full T&Cs on Eurostar.com.
- Participating museums and galleries are:
- Paris - Musée du quai Branly, Jeu de Paume, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Cité de la musique, Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, Musée d’Orsay
- Brussels - BOZAR, The RoyalMuseum of Fine Arts of Belgium, MargritteMuseum
- Lille - La Piscine, LaM, Le Fresnoy, le Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, MUBa Eugène Leroy Tourcoing
- Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
- Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR.
- The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph. Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 130 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new Eurostar e320 will carry more than 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
- Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
- Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office
020 7843 5500