We are proud to announce that Peter and Julie have taken the decision to have a well-earned break and have agreed the sale of Starbeck.com to Wildgoose Education. The team at Wildgoose have a wealth of experience in the educational supplies industry and will continue to offer excellent service, customer support and value for money that both Wildgoose and Starbeck's customers have come to expect. Most importantly, we shall continue to offer - and add to - the widest range of interesting, exciting and fascinating artefacts and resources Starbeck are famous for.

The current Starbeck.com website will remain active for the foreseeable future and a brand new site www.starbeck.education has been developed to coincide with this exciting news. Follow the link now to view the entire Starbeck range, place online orders, search for products, reserve Approval Boxes, leave feedback and much more.......


The updated contact details for any enquiries, questions or comments are:

Tel: 01530 836111                                      Email: info@starbeck.education

School Orders:  
All school orders will be invoiced - unless you wish to pay by credit card. If possible, please supply an official order number.

Personal Orders:
We gladly supply any of our products to business or private purchasers. Payment by card preferred.

Delivery Charges:
Free: Approval Boxes 
Value Boxes.    
Free: Explorer Boxes 
Other Mail Order: Free for orders over £100 (net) to mainland UK. Smaller orders, and offshore UK orders will be charged at cost. Please get in touch for a quote.
Export Orders: We are experienced suppliers to schools in Europe and overseas. We will gladly supply a shipping quote if you send us details of your proposed order.
Our FREE Approval Box service is now available to schools in Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany & Denmark!

Order by Phone:
530 836 111
We are here to help, Mon-Fri 9-5.
We can take credit card payments over the phone.

Order by E-Mail:

We will acknowledge your order within 24 hours.

Order by Post:
All school orders will be despatched as soon as possible and an invoice will be sent with the parcel.

Van Sales:
Contact us if you would like the sales van to visit your school.

Visiting us:
You're very welcome to visit our warehouse in Ripon. If you're planning to visit us through the week - please contact us first to make an appointment as very occasionally we are all out at an exhibition, event or course etc.

Thank you for visiting our web site. We are a very unusual fair trade company bringing in hard to find affordable, products from many parts of the world for you to use in school. The vast majority are genuine artefacts made by indigenous craftspeople who have no knowledge of current UK & EU safety regulations. Obviously, we choose items which we believe are safe, and have been doing so for over 30 years, but I would like to stress that all our products are supplied as works of art and are for display purposes only. You must decide if an artefact is suitable for children to handle or not. Please place an order with us only if you accept these terms. Thank you again,

Kindest regards, Peter Wallin

"Fantastic Service. One telephone call, the boxes arrived as promised, & were excellent quality. Well packaged. Ordering system easy to use. Lovely variety of artefacts."
Alison Buckley, Northants Co Council, Learning Achievement & School Improvement
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"Wonderful, wonderful resources that bring my art lessons to life. Art is all about inspiration & these top quality resources certainly do that. As Arnie said: "I'll be back!" "
Paul Carney, Gosforth East Middle School, Gosforth   
More feedback:
"This is an amazing service. I am really pleased with the box & the items are fantastic. This box enhanced learning of South America so much. The next best thing to taking my whole class!"
Rebecca Maiden, Meadowside Primary School, Knaresborough
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Selection of artefacts all on an individual sale or return basis - free delivery/collection.


You are welcome to use Starbeck's unique nationwide approval box service. Choose from a comprehensive range of subject boxes and we will send you a wide selection of affordable artefacts for you to look at. Wherever possible, we will include examples of daily life artefacts, carvings, masks, pottery, music, textiles, basketware, religion, jewellery, clothes etc. You can keep the boxes for up to eight working days, leaving you time to examine and choose the individual artefacts you wish to keep from each box. The choice is entirely yours - you pick from each box and the rest is returned to us. Once our carrier has collected the boxes, we will then invoice you for any items that you have kept. This service is for UK, Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany & Denmark. 
There is no delivery/collection charge and no minimum order - you can take from each box as many or as few artefacts as you wish.
(This service is only available to schools).

NB We reserve the right to decline from sending boxes at our discretion.
The Starbeck Approval Box system is unique and outstanding. Don't take our word for it - read here some of your colleagues' comments.
Click here to see the Approval Boxes you can choose from

AB-305   Ancient Egypt
AB-359   Ancient Greece AB-322   Celts AB-325   Fire of London
AB-339   Iron & Bronze Age AB-341   Knights & Castles AB-336   Mayan AB-326   Mining
AB-340   Romans AB-337   Saxon/Norman AB-335   Slavery AB-373   Stone Age
AB-334   Toys Through Ages AB-343   Tudors AB-353   Victorians AB-362   Viking
AB-342   World War 1 AB-357   World War 2 AB-348   Literacy in History  
AB-307   Buddhism AB-310   Christianity AB-313   Hinduism AB-316   Islam
AB-317   Judaism AB-329   Sikhism    
AB-364   Flowers AB-380   Fossils AB-333   Insects AB-323   Natural Dried
AB-331   The Sea      
AB-301   Aboriginal AB-302   Africa AB-303   African Music AB-304   African Textiles
AB-306   Asia AB-309   China AB-344   Day of the Dead AB-314   India
AB-315   Indian Textiles  AB-319   Masks AB-320   Mexico AB-324   North America
AB-325   Papua New Guinea AB-345   Rain Forest AB-330   South America  
AB-308   Carved Figures AB-311   Containers AB-312   Display Drapes AB-372   Musical Instruments
AB-379   Pirates AB-326   Pottery AB-327   Puppets AB-328   Recycled
AB-332   World Textiles      


Set boxes of assorted artefacts. £110 per box - free delivery.

VB-104  Aboriginal
VB-102  Africa VB-120  African Music VB-122  African Textiles
VB-111  Ancient Greece VB-103  Asia   VB-110  Buddhism VB-127  Carvings
VB-119  Celts VB-105  China   VB-128  Containers VB-112  Christianity
VB-117  Egypt VB-132  Flowers VB-143  Fossils VB-113  Hinduism
VB-106  India VB-123  Indian Textiles VB-137  Iron/Bronze Age VB-114  Islam
VB-115  Judaism VB-126  Masks VB-133  Mayan  VB-107  Mexico
VB-131  Natural VB-108  North America VB-129  Pottery VB-119  Puppets
VB-130  Recycled VB-136  Romans VB-118  Saxon/Norman VB-125  Sea
VB-116  Sikhism VB-109  South America VB-134  Stone Age  VB-143  Tudors
VB-146  Victorians VB-139  Vikings VB-124  World Textiles VB-140  World War 1
VB-141  World War 2      

VB-111  Ancient Greece  £110

VB-114  Islam  £110

VB-140  World War 1  £110

VB-109  South America  £110


Set boxes of assorted artefacts. £220 per box - free delivery

Click here to see the Explorer Boxes you can choose from

XB-255  Aboriginal       XB-253  Africa       XB-254  Asia       XB-256  China       
XB-257   India        
XB-260  Masks       XB-258   Mexico       XB-259  North America       




Fabulous one-off collections - free delivery

Click here to see the Starboxes you can choose from



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All enquiries and to place an order:

Tel: 01530 836111