In the past few years, museum visualization systems have become a hot topic that attracts many researchers' interests. Several systems provide Web services for browsing museum collections through the Web. In this paper, we proposed an intelligent museum system for history museum artifacts, and described a study in which we enable access to China and Japan cultural heritage information from two history museums, the National Palace Museum in Taiwan and the Tokugawa Art Museum in Japan. Results from these museums' databases were used to develop a prototype system to demonstrate advanced cultural learning and historical timeline functionalities for foreigners.This system is based on temporal data from the museums' databases and provides the user with powerful data manipulation and graphical visualization tools. It might become a basis of an interactive digital museum system for Chinese and Japanese heritages, especially for foreign users.