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Parker's Piece

Cambridge CB1 1NA, UK

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About Parker's Piece

Parker's Piece was the original home of Cambridge Town but is best remembered as being the nursery for the university.  The grass is mown and the area is known today chiefly as a spot for picnics and games of football and cricket and serves as the games field for nearby Parkside Community College. Fairs tend to be held on the rougher ground of Midsummer Common.



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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs, also known as the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs (OLEM), is an English Roman Catholic parish church located at the junction of Hills Road and Lensfield Road in southeast Cambridge. It is a large Gothic Revival church built between 1885 and 1890.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences0.43km from Parker's Piece

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum.  It gives a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land, and in the air.  The Sedgwick Museum is the oldest of the eight museums which make up the University of Cambridge Museums consortium.

The Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge, is a center of excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic.  The Institute also houses the World's premier Polar Library, extensive archival, photographic, and object collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration, and a Polar Museum with displays of both the history and contemporary significance of the Arctic and Antarctic and their surrounding seas.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology0.48km from Parker's Piece

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also known as MAA, at the University of Cambridge houses the University's collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from around the world. The collections of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology number more than 800,000 objects of outstanding research and historical value. In addition, there are over 100,000 field photographs and negatives in the Photographic Archive, and over 30,000 fonds of histor

University Museum Of Zoology0.49km from Parker's Piece

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions.  Its brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths and so more.  The Museum houses an extensive collection of scientifically important zoological material. The collections were designated in 1998 by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. The building also provides a home for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a biodiversity project.

Christ's Pieces0.49km from Parker's Piece

Christ’s Pieces is a park in Cambridge, at the intersection of the university and the mall – a quiet space amidst the city’s noise and complexity, dedicated to reflection. The area acts as an important publicly accessible open grassed area for the city center. It is east of Christ's College and to the north of Emmanuel College. To the north is King Street, to the east is Emmanuel Road, to the south is Drummer Street, and to the west is Milton's Walk.

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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.