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Welcome to Breckland Scientific

A Bit Of History
Breckland Scientific Supplies was founded in 1989 in Thetford, Norfolk.  Thetford is in the District of Breckland, hence the chosen name.  The Company was originally set up as a partnership to produce chemicals and solutions to serve schools, colleges and laboratories in East Anglia.  Following the retirement of the founding partners in 2008 the new owners incorporated the business as Breckland Scientific Supplies Limited and started to focus solely on the schools market.  In 2012 an additional site was set up in Stafford for distribution of equipment and the chemicals made in Thetford.  The majority of the original Breckland Scientific staff based in Thetford were looking to retire in 2014, but recruiting appropriately qualified staff to pack chemicals and prepare solutions proved impossible.  Unfortunately, the only option was to close the Thetford site.

A chemist was recruited in Stafford and the original Thetford site manager spent 6 months in Stafford training the new chemical team.  The business grew rapidly in the following years and in 2016 a new separate chemical facility was opened.  Breckland Scientific remains a UK family owned business with a team of people who have worked together for many years.  Our combined experience in serving UK schools is in excess of 300 years!

What We Are About
Recognising the impact curriculum changes have in schools, we regularly analyse the requirements of the main exam boards and sourced new products to ensure we can supply everything you need. We are the 1-Stop Shop!

We understand the importance of superior customer service and best value. We define value as more than just price, this is reflected in our high level of customer service and staff expertise.

Breckland Scientific is a company dedicated to the supply of chemicals and science equipment to schools in the UK.


We offer thousands of products to suit a range of budgets. To make your choice clearer, wherever possible we also label products as either 'Basic', 'Standard' or 'Superior'. These descriptions illustrate the quality standard you can expect, with most of the 'Superior' products manufactured here in the UK or EU.

As well as good value products we offer free delivery (over £50+VAT) and no quibble returns, ensuring fantastic customer satisfaction.


We believe great service at every stage is key. For this reason we have a dedicated Sales Support Team who are on hand to provide everything from on site demonstrations through to after sales technical support.

Unsure about a large purchase? Our team can offer 'goods on approval' allowing you to truly get to grips with products before purchasing. In addition we provide a no obligation quotation service and curriculum specific equipment lists. Click here to request >>

Our friendly team have an abundance of experience in the industry, with many having worked in schools in the past. This really gives then the ability to really understand teachers and technicians' needs. Meet our Sales Support Team >>


As well as our expert team in the field we have an in house technical team including a specialist chemist. We also have an extensive 'Knowledge Base' online and always welcome new questions for our eager team to answer! Explore our knowledge base >>

Part of offering great service to UK secondary schools we organise numerous events and workshops throughout the year for science teachers and technicians. Contact us to find out more.



Not in the UK?

Although we only supply to the UK, we work closely with our sister company Eurostar Scientific which exports globally. Please contact them directly for a price list and delivery information.

Eurostar Scientific Ltd
113 Century Building
Summers Road
Brunswick Business Park
L3 4BL

T: 00 44 (0) 151 707 6742
F: 00 44 (0) 151 709 4102

                        Tel No: 01785 227227

                        Lines open: 9am - 5pm