- Yorkshire is home to six national museums; Royal Armouries, National Railway Museum, National Media Museum, National Coal Mining Museum, Eureka! Children's Museum and National Fishing Heritage Museum.
- The Bradford Mela, a multi-cultural celebration of food, art, crafts, music and dance, is the most important Asian festival outside Asia and one of the oldest and most established events of its kind, celebrating its 21st birthday in 2009.
- The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds stages more productions each year than any other theatre outside London.
- David Hockney, considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th Century, was born and raised in Bradford, and much of his work is now housed in Salts Mill, an art gallery and shopping complex which was once the largest industrial building in the world and now an official world heritage site - Saltaire.