© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The long persistent luminescence, thermoluminescence (TL) and IR stimulated luminescence properties of two orthorhombic strontium aluminates (Sr4Al14O25) co-doped with Eu2+, Dy3+and Eu2+, Nd3+exposed to beta radiation is reported. The phosphors were synthesized by the combustion method followed by a post-annealing treatment under a reductive carbon atmosphere. Photoluminescence emission spectra of both phosphors are typical for emission of Eu2+ions with 7-fold and 10-fold coordination in Sr4Al14025and consist of the main band at 480 nm and a weak band between 390 and 440 nm. After exposure to beta radiation the Sr4Al14025:Eu2+,Dy3+phosphor exhibits two strongly overlapped TL peaks at about 70 and 100 °C while the low temperature TL of the Sr4Al14025:Eu2+,Nd3+phosphor consist of two well separated peaks with maxima at about 60 and 130 °C. Additionally, both phosphors exhibit a weak TL between 180 and 400 °C. The traps responsible for the low temperature TL peaks are the Dy3+and Nd3+centers situated in two different Sr sites with 7-fold and 10-fold coordination. The thermal emptying of the Dy and Nd filled traps creates ultra-long intense afterglow, which gradually decays with time and remains detectable after 220 h storage in dark. IR stimulation of beta irradiated phosphors creates intense IR stimulated luminescence, which is related to the release of electrons from the filled Dy and Nd traps.