Specialist supplier of inexpensive, exciting & unusual history, art, religious & cultural artefacts.

Starbeck Education

Welcome to the new Starbeck website.

You can now purchase our products in a variety of ways:

Starbeck Education

Approval Boxes

Due to unprecedented demand Approval Boxes are taking 4-6 weeks to service. Please contact us for any urgent enquiries. Apologies for any inconvenience.

We operate a unique nationwide approval box service. We deliver to your school boxes of affordable artefacts for you to look at, handle and 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. 



We are adding new products all of the time so please check regularly for updates.  If there is anything you can't find please let us know and we will contact our large list suppliers and see if we can help.

All new products are available in our popular "try before you buy" Approval Boxes. 

New in January:  Buddhism, Pirates, Tudors, Romans, Suffragettes, Mining, WW1, WW2, Carved Birds and more.


Starboxes, Valueboxes, Homeboxes & Explorer Boxes

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


Sales Van   
Our sales van is currently of the road due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Hopefully we can return sometime in 2021 and be able to bring our unprecedented range of artefacts direct to your door for you to see, handle and select.  Check for updates.

In the meantime please Stay Safe.



You are most welcome to visit our warehouse in the Heart of the Midlands, we are very easy to find. We're on the edge of Coalville town & just a few minutes from the M1 and M42 Motorways. If you are planning to call in, please contact us first to make an appointment as very occasionally we are all out at an exhibition, sale event or teacher training course.



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"Thanks for visiting our new web site. Over the years, as www.starbeck.com we became, 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. We can still 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 can continue this and we welcome to the new Starbeck Educational Resources website. Have fun!"

Michael Dodson - MD