Eurostar Offers Cultural Connections in EuropeApril 30, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service which links the UK with the continent, has announced the appointment of musician and arts aficionado Jarvis Cocker as its Cultural Ambassador for Culture Connect, a unique partnership of 15 major museums and galleries in London, Paris and Brussels.
Culture Connect aims to encourage people to experience the wealth of art within some of the finest museums and galleries in the world. Eurostar travelers have the exclusive deal of two-for-one entry to all paying exhibitions on the inbound journey, providing added value to visitors to each of the cities. (To put it in perspective, over 105 million people have now traveled on Eurostar.)
Passengers traveling on Eurostar are entitled to two tickets for the price of one for entry into paying exhibitions in the Culture Connect range of museums and galleries.
The offer applies to the inbound destination city and is available for up to five days after the traveler’s arrival at their destination, and only one person needs to have a Eurostar ticket to qualify for two-for-one entry.
The National Gallery
Tthe National Portrait Gallery
The British Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Le musée du quai Branly
Le Jeu de Paume
Le Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
La Cité de la musiqueL
Les Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (including the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art)
The Musical Instrument Museum
About Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis Cocker is probably best known as the frontman of the highly successful band ‘Pulp’ which came to the forefront of the Britpop movement in the mid-1990s.The band’s albums include the acclaimed ‘His 'n' Hers’, ‘Different Class’ and ‘This is Hardcore’. Cocker is also well known for his other endeavours in the art and broadcasting world and currently presents a weekly slot on BBC radio station 6 Music.