The Starbeck sales van will be visiting schools in the North West of England 10th - 14th Dec.
Then for the last week before Christmas, we've appointments in various parts of the country.
If you'd like us to visit you, please ring Peter on 01765 607815.
Our Ripon warehouse will be open for Christmas shoppers this weekend Sat 1
5th 9 - 4 & Sun 16th 10.30 - 4.
We shall be despatching orders and approval boxes up to and including Thursday 20th December.

Approval Boxes
 New Boxes!
Value Boxes
Explorer Boxes
Gift Boxes  
Gift Ideas  New!
Starboxes  New Boxes!

 is the specialist school supplier of inexpensive, exciting & unusual history, art, religious & cultural artefacts. Our unbeatable history collection starts at the Stone Age and goes right through to the 20th Century. We offer an unrivalled range of multicultural artefacts including masks, textiles, musical instruments, pottery, carvings, utensils, clothes, items made from recycled products etc. etc. On top of this we have the best selection of natural forms available to art depts in the country. We may be a small company tucked away in North Yorkshire, but we have built up a nationwide reputation for good service, great value & carry such a diverse range of stock which cannot be matched. Don't take our word for it, read your colleagues' comments here.

Approval Boxes
We operate a unique nationwide approval box service. We deliver to your school boxes of affordable artefacts for you to look at & to choose from. The service is free – there is no charge for delivery or collection. We invoice you only for any items that you choose to keep. You are under no obligation to buy & there is no minimum order. You can take as many or as few items as you wish from each box. This is a very popular & easy way to purchase our products.(Approval box comments.)
Our FREE approval box service is available to schools in IRELAND, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY & DENMARK!

We welcome new enquiries. Please get in touch.
(European Enquiries)

Sales Van
Our sales van travels throughout the country serving the whole of mainland UK - so no matter where you are based - we can visit you. We carry a wide range of stock in the van, so whatever your requirements are, you will not be disappointed when we call in. We can invoice school for any purchases and can take card, cheque, cash payments for any personal purchases. The van is a great way to see our products! See what your colleagues say about the van here: 
(Van feedback)

Starboxes, Value & Explorer Boxes
For those on a specific budget, we have produced Value Boxes (£100-£110) containing a good selection of the more popular artefacts for each subject. In some categories we offer Explorer Boxes (£200-£220) which have a larger selection. Both boxes offer great value for money & are ideal for teachers where time is at a premium
. Our new Starboxes are unique collections and super value.

Internet Sales  
Not only do we supply schools with our great products - we also sell to private individuals, retailers, museum shops, interior designers and film, tv & theatre companies. We welcome all enquiries, large or small, - we're happy to hear from you. Please phone, fax or email us. We do accept credit & debit cards over the telephone.

You are most welcome to visit our warehouse in Ripon, we are very easy to find. We're on the edge of town & are just a few minutes from the motorway. We are sometimes open on a Saturday or Sunday, and post this on our website and Twitter etc. If you are planning to call in through the week, please contact us first to make an appointment as very occasionally we are all out at an exhibition, sale event or course etc.

"Thanks for visiting our web site which I hope you find is easy to use. Over the years, Starbeck's range of products have grown & I know we are now, without doubt, the only company in the UK offering such a huge & diverse range of history, religious and art-based artefacts specifically for use in the classroom. We are particularly excited about our range of history artefacts which we are adding to week by week.

Over the last few years, we have seen the gradual closure of School Library Services in many parts of the country. We are an alternative source for this vital service offering many ways to obtain artefacts, cost effectively, when the traditional supply line has closed.
We can provide you with genuine affordable artefacts which are often special, sometimes amazing, sometimes unique, but most importantly will stimulate your students & impact your classroom.

So far, over 8,000 schools have used our service, so hopefully, we're doing something right! Welcome to Starbeck Educational Resources. Have fun!"

Peter Wallin   MD

Ancient Egypt   New Stock! 
Ancient Greece

British History -Topics
British History - Misc
Great Fire & Plague of London   New Stock!
Industrial Revolution

Iron & Bronze Age
Polar Exploration / Mountaineering
Saxons / Normans   
Stone Age
Suffragettes   New!
Sumerian / Indus Valley
Toys Through the Ages
Travel / Transport
Twentieth Century Objects
World War 1
World War 2
Aboriginal Art
Animal Kits
Art Depts
Carved Birds

Fossils / Dinosaurs
   New Stock!
Natural:   Flowers   Fruit   Large Individual Items
     Packs of Seedpods   Natural Value Box
     Pine Cones      
Ripon Tribal Art     
Sea:   Barnacles   Crustacea  Large Specimens 
     Medium Specimens   Misc
     Small Specimens   Starfish   Urchins
Skulls & Skeletons    
Twentieth Century Objects

  Benin     Figures 
  Masks   Misc   Music Slavery   Recycled   Textiles
Asia:   Masks
  Misc   Music   Recycled     Textiles
Eastern Europe
India:   Misc  Recyled   Textiles   





North America
North Africa
Papua New Guinea

South America:   Music   Textiles 
World Cultures

World Flags 
African Textiles

Display Drapes   
Indian Textiles
South American Textiles
World Textiles
African Music
Asian Music

Indian Music
South American Music
Beano Products

Display Cases
Early Years

New Build & Refurbishments         School Library Services         Museum Shops

"Absolutely amazing! We ordered the Victorian approval box. Super, speedy delivery! Quick & easy to order & return. Friendly & helpful staff. Fabulous artefacts! Will definitely use again."
Danielle Reekie, Bandon Hill Primary School, Carshalton   
"Wow! This service is excellent. Very quick delivery & fantastic communication. Lovely artefacts & will definately be ordering more when our new budget arrives."
Kerri Vanstone, St Phillip's Catholic Primary School, Smethwick      
"Had great fun today when the sales van full of superb artefacts & much more, visited our school. This came just at the right time as we are reviewing the curriculum in line with the new requirements, whilst still making sure our children have memorable learning. We will definitely ask you to come back - big thank you!"
Carol Child, Carlton Colville Primary School, Lowestoft 
"A fantastic experience! A real treasure trove. I wish I knew about this a long time ago. In one visit - it has revamped our resources. Can't wait til your next visit!"
Charmaine Francis, Presdale's Schol, Ware 
"An incredible amount of stimulating educational resources that will transform our school. Very reasonably priced."
Karen Dunne, Pitsea Junior School, Basildon 

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Starbeck Educational Resources,
8 Navigation Way, Ripon Business Park,
Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1AB

Tel/Fax: 01765 607 815
Mobile: 07710 455 552