Tim Dunn (historian)

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Tim Dunn
Born (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 41)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Exeter
Occupation(s)Travel editor, historian, presenter
Notable work

Tim Dunn (born 26 March 1981) is a British railway historian,[2] TV presenter, geographer and travel editor. Dunn is known for his presenting and writing work, primarily on rail transport and architecture. He also works as a travel editor for transport website Trainline.

Personal life[edit]

Dunn grew up in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire and was introduced to railways at an early age by his grandparents and worked at the local Bekonscot model village as a teenager.[3] He trained as a historical geographer, and in addition to broadcasting he has curated museum exhibitions, has been a museum trustee, and is on the advisory panel of the UK's Railway Heritage Trust.[4] He currently lives in London with his boyfriend, an architectural historian.[5]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Trainspotting Live Presenter
2017 Britain's Greatest Invention Self
2018 Trains that Changed the World Self - Railway historian 5 episodes
2019 Secrets of the Railways Self - Railway historian 5 episodes
2020-present The Architecture the Railways Built Presenter Ongoing, lead presenter
2021-present Secrets of the London Underground Presenter Ongoing

Published works[edit]

Dunn is a contributor on railways and architecture to a number of publications such as RAIL, The Railway Magazine and Londonist, and has also published some standalone works.[4]

  • Dunn, Tim (15 November 2017). Model Villages. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445669144.


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