Astronomical table clock by Thomas Barry

The clock was made in the Liverpool area at the height of the area's international importance as a centre of horological expertise.


Mahogany, brass & steel
91 x 42 x 42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£42,500 ( Total: £250,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
Raffety & Walwyn

This clock shows the movement of the sun and moon, planets and stars, and is in full working order.

Artists include


Raffled at Mr Forshaw's Hotel, Liverpool, circa 1787; Jack Guest, Liverpool, circa 1900; then by descent; Brightwells, Leominster, 2000.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 and 31 Dec and 1 Jan